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acorn woodpecker

acorn woodpecker
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Copyright: Tabatha Osborne (fototab) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 0 N: 362] (2177)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-14 20:03
Viewed: 3034
Points: 8
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Acorn Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus

I got this shot of this female accorn woodpecker in the north eastern mountains of Arizona. I found quite a few of these woodpeckers. They grow to 9 in. and the adults usually only have one a year.These woodpecker are quite family orintated. Their is only the preeding adults and usually broods from several years.

Their food consist of fruit and nut, but mostly acorns. They drill holes in the trees of oaks to store their acorns for the winter.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to posting more sightings from my trip to AZ.

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Hi Tabatha,
Greatly capturing this pretty woodpecker. Sharp. Nice bluryy BG. Nice shot and PP works.

Ben Lakitan

Hello, nice shot! This birds are not easy to catch!
Well composed and detailed.
Great note.


  • Great 
  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-31 20:22]

Hi Tabatha,
I've never heard of the Acron Woodpecker before, but I really like all the red-crested Woodpeckers, the downy especially, probably my favourite bird. It's a nice shot, the exposure looks tricky but was managed very well. Good detail and excellent colours, a nice composition too. Really nice picture.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-10-05 14:53]

Splendide pivert au travail, belle netteté bon cadrage


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