Acorn Woodpecker - Melanerpes formicivorus

Length 7.0-9.0 in (17.8-22.9 cm)
Weight 2.3-3.2 oz (65-90 g)
Clutch Size 4-6
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Acorn Woodpecker is found in western U.S., Mexico, Central America and northern South America. The Acorn Woodpecker is a permanent resident. The male and female Acorn Woodpecker look similar, but the male has a solid red crown while the female has a black band between the forehead and the red crown. Acorn Woodpeckers diet consists of insects, acorns, sap and fruits.

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