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Arizona Woodpecker
Picoides arizonae (Picoides stricklandi)





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ADULT MALE Has mostly unmarked brown upperparts, but with subtle whitish barring on wings and outer tail feathers. Upper nape is red, but rest of nape and crown are dark brown. Dark ear coverts are surrounded by broad white stripe that links to white nasal "tufts" and are bordered below by black stripe. Throat and underparts are white with neat black spots. ADULT FEMALE Similar, but nape is uniformly brown. JUVENILE Similar to adult female, but with red crown.

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