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 Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)




Acorn Woodpecker | Melanerpes formicivorus photo
Acorn Woodpecker (Male), Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Acorn Woodpecker | Melanerpes formicivorus photo
Acorn Woodpecker (Male), The Drip At Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

ACORN WOODPECKER FACTS

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Picidae
Genus:Melanerpes
Species:formicivorus
Common Name:Acorn Woodpecker


Relatives in same Genus
  Golden-fronted Woodpecker (M. aurifrons)
  Red-bellied Woodpecker (M. carolinus)
  Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (M. chrysogenys)
  Red-headed Woodpecker (M. erythrocephalus)
  Lewis's Woodpecker (M. lewis)
  Black-cheeked Woodpecker (M. pucherani)
  Gila Woodpecker (M. uropygialis)