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Golden-cheeked Woodpecker

Melanerpes chrysogenys

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The Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysogenys) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is endemic to Mexico, in the western, and southwestern coastal strip on the Pacific Ocean, and the western bordering regions of mountains of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest. [Wikipedia]

Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysogenys)   photo by Ruth Read

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