Saturday, 19 May 2012

Picid in Focus: Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus is a stunningly plumaged woodpecker. It occurs from the western USA to Colombia. Some populations are migratory. Often found in oak and pine-oak woods. Known for its habit of storing acorns in larders, each acorn in one specially made hole. Photo taken In Costa Rica, Gerard Gorman: 

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Picid in Focus: Bearded Woodpecker - female

Dendropicos namaquus female. Note the black crown. Male has red crown. Photo taken at Lake Mburo NP, Uganda, March 2012, by Gerard Gorman