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Length 20-25cm, wingspan 38-46cm
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Very similar in appearance to Golden-fronted Woodpecker, but distinguished by barred tail and range.
Three subspecies are recognized:
Solitary nester in holes it drills in mesquite trees and saguaro cacti.
Noisy and conspicious, with loud abrasive call.
Primarily insectivorous; will visit feeders (meat, suet, fruit).
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