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: 

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