Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Melanerpes aurifrons

f6.3 @ 1/6400s, ISO:800, Nikon D3S w 500mm

"Golden-fronted Woodpecker," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The golden-fronted woodpecker is a North American woodpecker. Its preferred habitat is mesquite and riparian woodlands. It is distributed from Texas and Oklahoma in the United States through Mexico to Honduras and northern Nicaragua. The diet of the golden-fronted woodpecker consists of both insects and vegetable matter. Grasshoppers make up more than half of the animal matter and other insects include beetles and ants. Vegetable matter consumed consists of corn, acorns, wild fruits, and berries.
Laguna Seca Ranch, Edinburg, Texas