Golden-fronted Woodpeckers live in South Texas and Mexico, with the majority of the population in Mexico. It tickled me to photograph this Male Golden-fronted Woodpecker with a red berry in its beak. I set up a tripod and 800mm lens because they are very skittish. They eat insects, berries and seed. I watched quite a while for this one to grab a berry from the plant where he touched down.
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The Golden-Fronted Woodpecker is common in South Texas and Mexico, but certainly uncommon to me! This woodpecker is so colorful and stunning with it’s yellow-orange nape. They like to hang on the side of trees and it seems that their favorite side of the tree is the one YOU are not on! I recently visited the Lower Rio Grande Valley in South Texas and was treated to a multitude of extremely beautiful birds.