Scientific Name: Melanerpes chrysogenys
Population Estimate: 50K to 500K
Location of Sighting: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Date of Sighting: January, 2010
Notes: Medium-sized woodpecker endemic to Western Mexico. Like many other woodpecker species, the male has a red tuft on his head (top photo) whereas the female does not (bottom photo). You can see the golden cheek in the female as well.