Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Melanerpes aurifrons

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

GFWO

Code 6

MELAUR

ITIS

HEAD

Golden-fronted Woodpecker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown in young birds, dark red or red brown in adults.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Yellow and gray.
  • Throat Color: Gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Golden-fronted Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 22-25 cm (8.5-10 in)
  • Weight: 85 g (3 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black, Gray
  • Underparts: Pale gray with faint yellow on belly.
  • Upperparts: Black and white barring and white rump.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Golden-fronted Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates series of shallow rapid wing beats with short glides, producing a series of undulations as it progresses.
  • Wingspan Range: 41-46 cm (16-18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with black and white spotted outer feathers.
  • Under Tail: Black with black and white spotted outer feathers.
  • Leg Color: Gray-black
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