Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Woodpeckers and Allies :: Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

Described by: Wagler (1829)
Alternate common name(s): Gold-fronted Woodpecker
Old scientific name(s): Centurus aurifrons


Weslaco, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA - Mar 26, 2005 © Glen Tepke  Texas, USA - Date unknown © Dave Behrens  Texas, USA - Date unknown © Dave Behrens  Texas, USA - 1999 © Kees Bakker  Vicente Guerrero Lake, Tamaulipas, Mexico - May 14, 2006 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna 
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Sc. United States s. to sc. Central America;
(1) Sc. United States (sw. Oklahoma and s. Texas) to sc. Mexico to Jalisco, nw. San Luis Potosi and Hidalgo.
(2) E. Mexico (c. San Luis Potosi and sw. Tamaulipas to e. Puebla and c. Veracruz).
(3) E. slope from s. Veracruz to ne. Guatemala.
(4) Se. Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula), ne. Guatemala and Belize.
(5) Sw. Mexico (sw. Oacaca e. through interior of Chiapas).
(6) S. Mexico (se. Chiapas) to El Salvador, sw. Honduras and nc. Nicaragua.
(7) Guatemala (upper Rio Negro and upper Motagua Valley).
(8) Coastal n. Honduras.
(9) Mecos and Cozumel Is. off ne. Yucatan Peninsula.
(10) Turneffe Is. off Belize.
(11) Utilla Is. off n. Honduras.
(12) Roatan and Barbaretta Is.


Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Mar 8, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is perched at the top of a snag.


No sounds are available for this species


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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