Summit Park, Victoria BC
Had a coronary for a split second, think in' I might be looking at a Pileated! Then I heard the...squawking mob.
I have lived on this property over 12yrs. and I had never observed acorn woodpeckers, Melanerpes formicivorus, here until about 2 yrs ago.
Nine families of largely arboreal birds make up the order Piciformes, the best-known of them being the Picidae, which includes the woodpeckers and close relatives. The Piciformes contain about 67 living genera with a little over 400 species, of which the Picidae (woodpeckers and relatives) make up about half.