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Hi!  I saw this bird today in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I am trying to figure out whether it is a Yucatan or a Golden-fronted woodpecker...

 

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The beak looks smaller and pointier than Golden fronted.  Heavy red wash around the vent.  My vote is for Red-bellied Woodpecker.

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It's a Golden-fronted Woodpecker. Yucutan has a smaller bill and yellow on the face, not red like this bird.

For those not familiar with Central American birds, Golden-fronted look different there than in the US. 

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16 hours ago, darknight said:

It's a Golden-fronted Woodpecker. Yucutan has a smaller bill and yellow on the face, not red like this bird.

For those not familiar with Central American birds, Golden-fronted look different there than in the US. 

i agree this is probably a golden fronted not a yucatan.  not sure i see enough colour (it's the nasal base that counts not the top of the head) to call this with a high level of certainty though.

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Thank you all for your help!  So this is most likely a  Golden-fronted Woodpecker. I will try to look out for the color of the nasal base to tell it apart from the Yucatan Woodpecker... They are very similar!

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