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Golden-Fronted Woodpecker

Melanerpes aurifrons

I met the Golden-Fronted Woodpecker during my 2020 trip through Texas, and found them at most places in south Texas I visited. They reminded me of the Gila Woodpeckers I’d met in Arizona, both in appearance and the way they sounded. These birds do not migrate, and in the USA they confine their range to Texas, but northern Mexico and Central America is also in their range.

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