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Gila woodpecker-Melanerpes uropygialis


Gila woodpecker-Melanerpes uropygialis

Do not ask me to pronounce it. LOL,
Loves our dead tree and pecks holes on the neighbour's dead palm tree. Handsome fellow.



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Very eye-catching !

25 Jan, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

thats a great picture.is there a hint of red on its head

26 Jan, 2016

 

Cracking photo. I had to look him up, never seen them before. Do you get the girlfriend around as well?

26 Jan, 2016

 

Bjs , yes...this photo does not show it well...but there is a vivid red spot on top od his head

Resi, there is a female which has the same colouring but no red spot on the head.

26 Jan, 2016

 

He's a beauty. I love hearing them pecking away - like a jack hammer.

27 Jan, 2016

 

He does sound like a jack hammer :-) and always announces his arrival.

28 Jan, 2016

amy
Amy
 

He is handsome ,what a spectacular visitor !

28 Jan, 2016

 

Lovely bird. I heard woodpeckers hammering today, Greater - spotted ones.

28 Jan, 2016

 

We have lots of different birds in this garden. More than in previous years. Very windy here today.
Thank you for your comments Amy and Feverfew

28 Jan, 2016

 

This bird lives in the Southwest US and Mexico. That explains why I haven't seen one.

29 Jan, 2016

 

Many of them in Arizona, Bathgate. Making holes and nesting in Saguaro cactuses.

30 Jan, 2016

 

That's a smart place to build a nest. It's very well protected.

30 Jan, 2016

 

What a treat to see, Klahanie, he is a beauty....

1 Feb, 2016

 

I think so too Janey.

2 Feb, 2016

 

very smart looking bird , amazing feathers on the wings

2 Feb, 2016

 

He is interesting and as you said Gg beautiful design on the wings. Like a little tuxedo...:-)

3 Feb, 2016



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