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Strickland's Woodpecker Dryobates stricklandi

  • © John van Dort

Split from the Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae), the Strickland’s Woodpecker is now restricted to a small range in eastern Mexico, although it can be seen close to country’s capital. In this region, the species inhabits temperate coniferous or mixed forests dominated by evergreens at between 2500 and 4100 m. Compared to the rather browner Arizona Woodpecker, the upperparts are mainly black with some white barring on the mantle and the primaries, while the underparts are white with blackish markings. The head is mainly black with white on the neck sides and throat, and a red patch on the rear crown (absent in females).

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© Kathi Borgmann

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Strickland's Woodpecker (Dryobates stricklandi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: