SE Arizona – Wings over Sky Islands Blog Post # 2
With maybe the best biological variety in the whole United States, numerous experienced birders think Southeast Arizona to be the leading birding location. Environments vary from the Desert Scrub at lower elevations to Riparian Oases and pine forests of the remarkable “sky islands.” The intent of this blog site is for fans to find out about the nature of these intriguing winged animals.
A Reflections of the Natural World Blog Post Series by Jim Gain
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Arizona Woodpecker– Dryobates arizonae
Name roots: Gr. druos tree; batēs walker; of Arizona
The Arizona Woodpecker is a medium-sized montane woodpecker, and the only North American Dryobates that is white and brown instead of black and white. The Arizona Woodpecker is discovered in mid-elevation pine– oak (Pinus– Quercus) forest.
Sexes are alike, however the male has little red spot on the top of the head that is doing not have in woman.
EBIRD BAR CHART & & DISTRIBUTION MAP FOR COCHISE COUNTY
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