School of Life Sciences | Ask A Biologist

dropdown arrow downdropdown arrow upshow/hide menu

Ask A Biologist heading

Bird Details

Tree Clinging Tree Clinging

Arizona Woodpecker

Picoides arizonae

Arizona Woodpecker
copyright Oliver Niehuis
Length: 8 in. (19 cm)
Occurring only in pine-oak woodlands of western mountains, this woodpecker is often quite tame and easy to see as it pecks the surface of trunks and dead limbs at low to medium heights in the trees. It eats mainly insects but also fruit and acorns. Frequently the Arizona Woodpecker joins mixed species foraging flocks of titmice, bushtits and nuthatches. The nest is a cavity in a dead branch of a broad-leafed tree. The four-digit banding code is STWO.
arizona_woodpecker_2_niehuis.jpg

Male
copyright Oliver Niehuis

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Male
Buzzing (sound type)
Bird Call
Download sound

view small images | view large images | view zoomed images

CR_STWO_1_051603_S.jpg
Male
Buzzing (sound type)
Bird Call

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

 

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.

dropdown arrow downdropdown arrow up  Learn More

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.