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Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Melanerpes aurifrons (Wagler, 1829)

The Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons) 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. Cooke listed this species as an abundant resident of the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, in 1884. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
  Melanerpes

Scientific:
  Melanerpes aurifrons

Citation:
  (Wagler, 1829)

Reference:
  Isis col.512

Protonym:
  Picus Aurifrons

Avibase ID:
  70D272F35B6EF9E9

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/70D272F3

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178194

Geographic range:

  • Melanerpes aurifrons: Lowlands of sw Oklahoma and nw Texas to s-central Mexico
English:
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Catalan:
Picot de front daurat
Czech:
datel proužkohřbetý
Danish:
Bleg Spætte
German:
Goldstirnspecht (aurifrons)
Spanish:
Carpintero Frentidorado (aurifrons)
Spanish (Spain):
Carpintero frentidorado (aurifrons)
Finnish:
raitatikka
French:
Pic à front doré
Croatian:
prugastoleđi djetlić
Hungarian:
aranyhomlokú küllő
Italian:
Picchio frontedorata
Japanese (romaji):
kibanashimasegera
Japanese:
キバナシマセゲラ (aurifrons)
Lithuanian:
Auksakaktis tamsianugaris genys
Dutch:
Goudvoorhoofdspecht (aurifrons)
Norwegian:
mesquitespett (aurifrons)
Polish:
dzięciur złotoczelny (aurifrons)
Portuguese:
Pica-pau-de-testa-dourada
Russian:
Златолобый дятел (aurifrons)
Slovak:
tesárik zlatočelý (skup.)
Serbian:
Zlatočeli američki detlić (aurifrons)
Swedish:
gulpannad hackspett (aurifrons)
Ukrainian:
Гіла золотоголова
Chinese:
金额啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
金額啄木


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Golden-fronted Woodpecker ( Melanerpes aurifrons) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Golden-fronted Woodpecker ( Melanerpes aurifrons) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Melanerpes aurifrons aurifrons [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Melanerpes aurifrons aurifrons [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Melanerpes aurifrons aurifrons [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 2016:
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern) ( Melanerpes aurifrons aurifrons) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Melanerpes aurifrons aurifrons [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Golden-fronted Woodpecker ( Melanerpes aurifrons) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Melanerpes aurifrons [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Melanerpes [aurifrons or santacruzi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: Picot de front daurat
Czech: datel proužkohřbetý
Danish: Bleg Spætte
German: Goldstirnspecht, Goldstirnspecht (aurifrons)
English: Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern)
English, HBW: Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern)
English (IOC): Golden-fronted Woodpecker
English (United States): Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern)
Spanish: Carpintero Cheje (aurifrons), Carpintero Frentidorado, Carpintero Frentidorado (aurifrons)
Spanish (Spain): Carpintero Frentidorado, Carpintero Frentidorado (aurifrons)
Spanish (HBW): Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern)
Spanish (Honduras): Carpintero Frente Dorada
Spanish (Mexico): Carpintero cheje, Carpintero Cheje (grupo aurifrons)
Estonian: tulipea-leeträhn
Finnish: raitatikka
French: Pic à front doré, Pic à front doré (aurifrons), Pic à front doré (forme du Nord), Pic à front doré (Nord)
Croatian: prugastoleđi djetlić
Hungarian: aranyhomlokú küllő
Italian: Picchio frontedorata
Japanese (romaji): kibanashimasegera, kibanashimasegera (aurifrons)
Japanese: キバナシマセゲラ, キバナシマセゲラ (aurifrons)
Scientific: Melanerpes aurifrons, Melanerpes aurifrons [aurifrons Group], Melanerpes aurifrons [aurifrons], Melanerpes aurifrons aurifrons, Picus Aurifrons
Lithuanian: Auksakaktis tamsianugaris genys
Latvian: dzeltenpieres dzenis
Mayan languages: ch`ohom chujut
Dutch: Goudvoorhoofdspecht, Goudvoorhoofdspecht (aurifrons)
Norwegian: Mesquitespett, mesquitespett (aurifrons)
Polish: dzięciur złotoczelny, dzięciur złotoczelny (aurifrons)
Portuguese: Pica-pau-de-testa-dourada
Russian: Златолобый дятел (aurifrons), Золотолобый меланерпес
Slovak: tesárik zlatočelý, tesárik zlatočelý (skup.)
Serbian: Zlatočeli američki detlić, Zlatočeli američki detlić (aurifrons)
Swedish: Gulpannad hackspett, gulpannad hackspett (aurifrons), gulpannad hackspett (aurifrons])
Turkish: Altın alınlı ağaçkakan (aurifrons)
Ukrainian: Гіла золотоголова
Chinese: 金额啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 金額啄木

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