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Acorn Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus


White with faint black streaks on belly and black collar on neck. Black back and tail with a white rump. Black around the black bill and black around the eyes to the back of the head. White forhead and cheeks. Red crown and yellow eyes. Their calls sometimes sound like a comical laughter. Known for creating holes for acorns on almost all wood including Telephone poles, fence posts and signs. Sometimes seen constantly moving acorns from one tree to another.


Mixed open woodlands.

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1 Comment

JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Beginning now, we are going to begin a mission-wide contest of the best woodpecker photograph. I will exclude my own photography. I should pick a winner around the end of 2 weeks. Good luck!

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Alameda, California, USA

Spotted on May 7, 2014
Submitted on May 8, 2014

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