Iridescent glossy-black is coupled with a finely streaked chest and he tops his unique look off with a highly distinctive face pattern and vivid red cap

The head, back, wings, and tail of the acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) are brownish-black.

His forehead, throat, abdomen, and rump are all white.

Iridescent glossy-black is coupled with a finely streaked chest and he tops his unique look off with a highly distinctive face pattern and vivid red cap

He completes his ensemble by donning a bright red cap that begins at the top of his head.

His white neck, throat, and forehead, however, are the most distinguishing features.

His eyes are white, and his back is covered in a little patch of green feathers.

The call of these birds is similar to that of human laughter.

This species’ females have a black patch between their forehead and crown.

Iridescent glossy-black is coupled with a finely streaked chest and he tops his unique look off with a highly distinctive face pattern and vivid red cap

The acorn woodpecker is a resident bird in the Oregon, California, and southern United States, as well as in Central America and Colombia.

In the north of its range, this species can be found at low elevations.

Although it is rarely found below 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) in Central America.

These birds love oak-rich habitats along the coast and in the foothills of Oregon and California.

Acorn woodpeckers, as their name suggests, eat acorns.

Iridescent glossy-black is coupled with a finely streaked chest and he tops his unique look off with a highly distinctive face pattern and vivid red cap

Acorns are such a valuable resource to Californians that acorn woodpeckers may nest in the fall to take advantage of the fall acorn crop.

Which is an unusual occurrence in birds. Insects, sap, and fruit are also consumed by acorn woodpeckers.

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