Tree Clinging

Arizona Woodpecker

Picoides arizonae
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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.

Male | Oliver Niehuis

Female | Robert Shantz

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Arizona Woodpecker
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: May 21, 2024
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