- Dryobates arizonae
- Brown upperparts
- Dark rump
- White underparts speckled with many brown spots
- Three white wing bars
- Two white stripes across the face
- White bar on the neck
Males have a red nape patch
- D. a. arizonae:
- D. a. fraterculus:
- Western Mexico (southern Sinaloa and adjacent Durango to Michoacán)
Pine forests and mixed pine-oak slopes, wooded gardens and canyons at heights of about 4,500 to 7,000 feet.
They nest in a cavity excavated from a dead tree trunk. Three to four white eggs are laid on a bed of wood chips.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Arizona Woodpecker. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 21 October 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Arizona_Woodpecker