Strickland's Woodpecker

Picoides stricklandi

19 cm (7") Fairly common in oak and oak-pine forests or canyons in Mexico.

Male has red patch on back of head. Female lacks red on head.

The Strickland's Woodpecker is now considered endemic to Mexico and would not be seen in the US. Up until 2000 the very similar Arizona Woodpecker, found in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico was also called, or lumped in, with the Strickland's Woodpecker.