Pen in Hand: Acorn Woodpeckers: noisy, entertaining birds of the California's oak woodlands.

Acorn Woodpeckers have been described as a "troupe of wide-eyed clowns" for their appearance and behavior. These birds are mostly glossy black, with cream-colored markings on their faces and a bright red cap. Males and females can be distinguished by the males' larger reddish patch, which extends forward until it touches the cream-colored band on their face. In females, the red marking does not touch the lighter band.

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