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Gila Woodpecker Photos

Gila Woodpeckers are a species of the desert Southwest, not found in South Dakota.  It's kind of cool though to see a species so similar to our Red-bellied Woodpecker, but in a Saguaro Cactus setting.  I was fortunate enough on one trip to Arizona to have the Saguaros blooming profusely, and seeing these guys feast on the flowers and nectar. 

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Gila Woodpecker 1

Gila Woodpecker 2

Gila Woodpecker 3

Gila Woodpecker 4

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Gila Woodpecker 5

Gila Woodpecker 6

Gila Woodpecker 7

Gila Woodpecker 8

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Gila Woodpecker 9

Gila Woodpecker 10

Gila Woodpecker 11

Gila Woodpecker 12

Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis

Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis

Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis

Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis

Gila Woodpecker 13

Gila Woodpecker 14

Gila Woodpecker 15

Gila Woodpecker 16

Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis

Gila Woodpecker #4 shown above 


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