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Male Gila Woodpecker on Prickly Pear Cactus in April.

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Caption: Male Gila Woodpecker on Prickly Pear Cactus in April.
Scientific name: Melanerpes uropygialis
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Copyright: © Deborah Allen
Photographer Code: GIWO_AZTUC1997Apr_040V
AGPix ID: AGPix_DeAl12_0004
Photo Alignment: 35mm (vertical)
Comments: Pollen and nectar from the prickly pear cactus will make a quick meal for the young of this Gila woodpecker. The Gila woodpecker nests in a hole it has excavated in a Saguaro cactus. Other birds will use the hole for nesting after the woodpeckers have moved out.

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