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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.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/pen-in-hand-acorn-woodpeckers-noisy-entertaining-birds-of-the/article_936d7eea-aca8-11e9-9633-b3493e3608ac.amp.html

Posted on July 22, 2019 23:36 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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