Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Wildlife: Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus is often described as having a 'clownish' face, and it is indeed a strikingly-marked woodpecker. It is also a social species, living in extended families and some populations are famed for storing acorns and other food items in holes in trees called 'granaries'. Acorn Woodpeckers occur from the western USA through Central America to the very NW of South America. Photo by Gerard Gorman.