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Acorn Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus

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There were so many of these birds in my friends garden at the end of the Valley of the Quetzals, San Gerardo do Dota. The Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) is a medium-sized woodpecker, 21 cm long with an average weight of 85 g.

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13 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks John and Ashley...

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

I've moved it to birds.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lovely pictures!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Thanks Joshua, Lauren and Jemma. Guess there are lots of these woodpeckers all over, at least where there are oak trees!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

I just saw some today in Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico! Also lots of Oak.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Pamsai,these are so abundant in our oak habitats. There is no missing them!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

cool, they are so noisy!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

haven't seen them in California Joshua, but there were really a lot in the area of Costa Rica where I spotted these ones! Thanks for your comment...

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

btw great photo!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

So funny to have seen one in Costa Rica, because I see em all the time in Calffornia!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Anne Marie. Golly, I did know that! I looked it up when I saw it there, and had completely forgotten. i saw them stashing their acorns...

This is an acorn woodpecker, Pam. Lovely series of photos - San Gerardo is the most amazing place for birding!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Lovely series

pamsai
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Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 16, 2013
Submitted on Nov 17, 2013

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