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~Arizona Bird Series – Acorn Woodpecker

Madera Canyon, December 30, 2020

I first saw this bird on 11/07/2009 while visiting Fort Davis State Park.

“What no holes?”

Acorn Woodpeckers are very unusual woodpeckers that live in large groups, hoard acorns, and breed cooperatively. Group members gather acorns by the hundreds and wedge them into holes they’ve made in a tree trunk or telephone pole. Acorn Woodpeckers also spend considerable time catching insects on the wing.


Note the tail.
“Where is my next acorn?”

Happy Birding!