Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons) - Wiki
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[Photo] Golden-Fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons), Roma, Texas. Source http://www.naturespicsonline.com/ Date December 2005
The Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Melanerpes aurifrons, is a North American woodpecker. Its preferred habitat is mesquite and riparian woodlands in Texas and Oklahoma. Cooke listed this species as an abundant resident of the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, in 1884.
Nest: Nesting behavior of the golden-fronted is similar to that of the Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Tall trees of pecan, oak, and mesquite are the major species used for nesting. Occasionally fence posts, telephone poles, and bird boxes are used.
Food: The diet of the golden-fronted woodpecker consists of both insects and vegetable matter. Grasshoppers make up more than half of the animal matter and other insects include beetles and ants. Vegetable matter consumed consists of corn, acorns, wild fruits, and berries.
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