Litters per Year:
# of Young Born:
Raising the Young:
Both parents care for the young
sedentary, non-migratory species
Canyons and washes. Prefers xeric (very dry) habitats.
Cactus fruit and insects.
4 - 5 years
Males have red crowns and females have black crowns.
Major difference between Gila Woodpeckers and Ladder-backed Woodpeckers: Gila Woodpeckers have brown/tannish faces and Ladder-Backed Woodpeckers have black/white stripes on their face.