French: Pic alezan German: Graukehlspecht Spanish: Carpintero pechigrís
Tehuacán and Tecuapán, Puebla, Mexico
Interior of SW Mexico from N Guerrero and Morelos E to EC Oaxaca.
c. 19–21 cm; 46–54 g. Male has white to buffish-white forehead, red patch on central crown, narrow area of black around eye, a few red feathers beneath eye and... read more
Variable calls include nasal “yek-a yek-a”, e.g. during interactions; series of usually 4 dry... read more
Xeric areas with scattered trees, shrubs, or large cacti, also agricultural areas; extends into... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, including those of Ziziphus and cacti (e.g. Opuntia); also insects, including termites (Isoptera), cicadas (... read more
Breeds from late Apr to Jul. Co-operative, colonial breeder; at one site, 3 nests with 5 males and 3 females present. Nest-hole built in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Balsas Region and Interior Oaxaca EBA. Common to fairly common throughout range; uncommon in some places (e.g. C... read more
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