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Acron Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus


If anybody had doubts about why they are called Acorn woodpeckers, it is because as their name implies, depend heavily on acorns for food. In some parts of their range, the woodpeckers create granaries or "acorn trees" by drilling holes in dead trees, dead branches, telephone poles, and wooden buildings. The woodpeckers then collect acorns and find a hole that is just the right size for the acorn.


Forest. This one is in an dead palm trunk.

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LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Ava

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting.

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Nuevo León, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 22, 2013
Submitted on Jul 5, 2013

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