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Strickland's Woodpecker

Dryobates stricklandi

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Medium-sized woodpecker of high elevation pine and pine-oak woods endemic to central Mexico. Smaller than Hairy Woodpecker, which often occurs in the same areas; no range overlap with Arizona Woodpecker. Told from Hairy Woodpecker by big dark cheek spot on white face, dark brown (not blackish) upperparts with dark bars on ​white back patch, and extensive dark streaking and spotting on the underparts.

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