Last Updated: Nov 06, 2022
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What the Acorn Woodpecker Looks Like
The Acorn Woodpecker has overall color of black and white.
The Acorn Woodpecker has head color of red and black.
The Acorn Woodpecker has face color of white.
The Acorn Woodpecker has undertail color of black.
The Acorn Woodpecker has back color of glossy-black.
The Acorn Woodpecker has bill color of black.
The Acorn Woodpecker has wing color of black and white.
The Acorn Woodpecker has belly color of white.
The Acorn Woodpecker has tail color of black and white.
The Acorn Woodpecker has eyering color of white.
The Acorn Woodpecker has chest color of black.
Range and Sighting Map for the Acorn Woodpecker
Weight, Length, and Wingspan of the Acorn Woodpecker
The length of the Acorn Woodpecker is from 7.5 inches to 9.1 inches (19.1 cm to 23.1 cm).
The weight of the Acorn Woodpecker is from 2.3 ounces to 3.2 ounces (65.2 grams to 90.7 grams).
The wingspan of the Acorn Woodpecker is from 13.8 inches to 16.9 inches (35.1 cm to 42.9 cm).
Pictures of the Acorn Woodpecker
Feeding Behavior of the Acorn Woodpecker
They harvest acorns in fall, store the acorns in hole-studded trees, and feed on these acorns during the rest of the year.
They store acorns in trees and telephone poles.
They also search for insects from the surfaces of trees or caught insects in midair.
However, they do not dig into the wood for insects.
They may also dig pits in the bark of trees to look for sap to feed on.
What the Acorn Woodpecker Likes to Eat
The Acorn Woodpecker feeds on the following:
- insects (ants)
- eggs of other birds
Where To Find the Acorn Woodpecker
You can find the Acorn Woodpecker in the following habitats:
- Oak woods and forests where acorns can be found
- mixed forest
- oak-pine canyons