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Acorn Woodpecker

Posted by Edwin Bowe on October 26, 2021 at 8:07 am
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Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, California
Acorn woodpeckers harvest acorns and store them in a “granary tree.” The woodpeckers drill holes in the bark of a tree (or other location such as a dead snag or telephone pole) and place the acorns they harvest in the holes for consumption during the winter. As shown in this image, female acorn woodpeckers have an area of black on their foreheads between the red cap and the white mask.