Golden-fronted Woodpecker

General description.

The Latin 'aurifrons' means "gold-fronted". The Golden-fronted Woodpecker is similar to the Red-bellied with black and white barred back and buff below. Most woodpeckers look alike, act alike and sound alike.

Female appearance.

The female Golden-fronted lacks any red, but retains the orange nape.

Breeding habits.

The Golden-fronted Woodpecker breeds and resides in Southwestern Oklahoma and Central Texas.

Calls or song.

A loud "churr" or "chuck, chuck, chuck".

Population and distribution.

This woodpecker is found in open woods in dry country, also parks with shade trees in cities and towns.

Nesting habits.

4-5 white eggs in cavities of trees, pole and posts.

Similar birds:

Red-bellied Woodpecker Photo Red-bellied Woodpecker
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