Gila woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
On Saguaro cactus next to nesting hole
English: Male Gila woodpecker on Saguaro cactus with nesting hole (Melanerpes uropygialis), Tucson, Arizona
Date 12 April 2009
Author Gary L. Clark
The Gila woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) is a medium-sized woodpecker of the desert regions of the southwestern United States and western Mexico. In the U.S., they range through southeastern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. Order: Piciformes, Family: Picidae, Genus: Melanerpes, Species: Melanerpes uropygialis (Baird, 1854).