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.
The female Golden-fronted lacks any red, but retains the orange nape.
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.
4-5 white eggs in cavities of trees, pole and posts.