Acorn Woodpecker

Distribution:

They occur naturally in forested areas with oaks in the hills of coastal areas and foothills of California and the southwestern United States south to Colombia.

 

Description:

This medium-sized woodpecker measures abour 21 cm in length with an average weight of 85 g.  Adults have a brownish-black head, back, wings and tail, white forehead, throat, belly and rump. The eyes are white. There is a small part on the small of their backs were there are some green feathers. The adult male can be identified by the red cap on his the forehead. Females have a black area between the forehead and the cap. In the field, the white neck, throat, and forehead patches are distinctive identifiers

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Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Eats
fruit
nuts
suet
sugar-water
sunflower-seed
Regions
alberta
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
iowa
mexico
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
north dakota
oklahoma
oregon
texas
utah
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Sounds
buzzing
Habitat
oakpinewoodland
savanna
Forests
Color
sheen
black
blackandwhite
white
Body Shape
tree-clinging
Size
medium
Order
woodpeckers, barbets, toucans, honeyguides - piciformes
woodpeckers and allies - picidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species