acorn woodpecker


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acorn woodpecker

n.
A woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) primarily of western North America and Central America, having a black, white, and red head and noted for storing large quantities of acorns.
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They show all kinds of both types of birds, from majestic screech owls to the acorn woodpecker who hides its food in plain sight in bark crevices surrounding its hollowed-out nest.
Providing habitat for nearly 200 species of birds including the acorn woodpecker, Granite Bay is set on gently rolling topography amidst grasslands, mature oaks, rock strewn wetlands, natural lakes, and dramatic granite outcroppings.
Acorn crop failure, dominance, and a decline in numbers in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker.
4-mile Lupine Loop Trail shows you a sampling of oak, sycamore, and cottonwood stands and perhaps an acorn woodpecker or two, and takes you across the nearly dry Carmel River bed, where coveys of quail scurry about.
Another thrilling find of the day: an elusive acorn woodpecker.
Oak savannah itself, Taylor said, is home to more than 200 species of wildlife, including the Western gray squirrel, acorn woodpecker and Western meadowlark.
The acorn woodpecker in the Willamette Valley is associated with Oregon white oak woodlands.
Photo: (1--3) An acorn woodpecker, above, works on a tree near the nature center at Placerita Canyon Park.
Best bet: The acorn woodpecker is a medium-sized black and white clown-faced bird with a red crown.
Best bets: The acorn woodpecker is associated with Oregon white oak woodlands in the Willamette Valley.
Those birds might include Bewick's wren, the song sparrow, Anna's hummingbird, Northern mockingbird, scrub jays, lesser goldfinch, black phoebe, rufous-sided towhee, acorn woodpecker and California thresher and quail.
Best bets: The acorn woodpecker occurs in family groups of up to about 16 birds, but only one female in the group lays eggs.