Golden-fronted woodpkr Melanerpes aurifrons

Identification Tips:

Adult male:

Similar species:

Gila Woodpecker is darker brown about the head and belly, lacks the yellow nape and spot above bill, and has black and white barring on the central retricies. Red-bellied Woodpecker overlaps in range and hybrids are known so caution should be exercised when making identifications where they cooccur. Note the Red-bellied's red nape and barred central retricies in all plumages.