• Acorn Woodpecker

    4 monthes ago - By Ornithology

    The Acorn Woodpecker is a common woodpecker found in the western parts of California and Oregon and parts of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. All year where there are an abundance of oak trees, you will often see these woodpeckers displaying with their outstretched wings and calling with a distinctive nyaah, nyaah, nyaah .
    Its scientific name, Melanerpes formicivorous , means “the black creeper that eats ants.” Signs of the Acorn Woodpecker are dead limbs or trunks that have numerous thumb-size holes in them, as many as 50,000. These are called “granaries,” and the holes were made by the...
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