The golden-cheeked woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysogenys) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is endemic to Mexico, in the western, and southwestern coastal strip on the Pacific Ocean, and the western bordering regions of mountains of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. They are distributed in the coast from Sinaloa to Colima.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.
Their diet consists mainly in beetles, ants, fruits and seeds. They also eat insects, especially larvae. source