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Refugio Paz de las Aves (Angel Paz)
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Gray-crowned Woodpecker

Colaptes auricularis

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The only species of overall green woodpecker in west Mexico; endemic. Favors tropical forests and shade-coffee plantations in foothills. Forages mainly at middle to upper levels of larger trees, where can be very sluggish and easily overlooked unless its calls are known. Both sexes have a gray crown, green back, and barred underparts. Male has broad red mustache.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America