Acorn Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus

Kingfishers and Woodpeckers

Acorn Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus

Kingfishers and Woodpeckers

Acorn Woodpecker

Daniel Fitzgerald

Acorn Woodpecker

Daniel Fitzgerald

A specialist of oak woodland habitats. 

 

Bright eyes, white face, dark head, reddish crown, and black-and white pattern in wings and tail give the Acorn Woodpecker a comical, if not distinctly pied, appearance. 

 

May form communal or social groups. Usually nests in cavity or snag of live tree. Eats insects, sap, flower parts, fruit, seeds, lizards, and bird eggs.

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