Bird #257 — Gila Woodpecker

melanerpes (from melanos, black, and herpes, a creeper) uropygialis (from oura, tail, and pyge, rump)

Saturday, March 31, 1984 — 10:00 am

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Arizona

I found this Gila Woodpecker perched on the side of a large saguaro cactus, calling loudly.  It sounded like a Red-bellied Woodpecker.

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