Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

In the United States, Golden-fronted Woodpeckers are most common in mesquite brushlands of south Texas. Erika and I often saw this species as we explored the Rio Grande Valley last February. I also blogged about this bird in May 2012.

These woodpeckers are as fond of fruit and nuts as they are of insects (Husak and Maxwell 1998). Unfortunately, they are fond of pecan fruit in the fall. They seldom drill wood when they do consume insects, although they do excavate roosting and nesting cavities.

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