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Common Names in English:
Acorn Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker (Acorn), acorn-storing, ant-eating woodpecker, California woodpecker, Mearns' woodpecker, narrow-fronted woodpecker, San Pedro woodpecker
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Length : 8 inches.
Vegetation: tropical lowland evergreen forest, pine-oak forests, tropical lowland evergreen forest, pine forests, montaine evergreen forests • Maximum Elevation: 3,300 meters • Foraging Strata: Canopy • Center of Abundance: Middle montane: mountains, middle range, 1,600-2,600 m. • Sensitivity to Disturbance: Low
Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 2,809 meters (0 to 9,216 feet).
List of Habitats
- 1 Forest
- 1.4 Forest - Temperate
- 1.5 Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
- 1.9 Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
- 4 Grassland
- 4.4 Grassland - Temperate
- 4.5 Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
- 14 Artificial/Terrestrial
- 14.2 Artificial/Terrestrial - Pastureland [more info]
- Breeding Habitat : Woodland
- Nest Type : Cavity
- Clutch Size: 4-6
- Length of Incubation : 11-12 days
- Days to Fledge : 30-32
- Number of Broods: 1, rarely 2
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- C. Linnaeus, 1758
- (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Grobben, 1908
- (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Bateson, 1885
- Cuvier, 1812
- Jawed Vertebrates
- Goodrich, 1930
- Linnaeus, 1758
- Gauthier, 1986
- (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
- Pycraft, 1900
- Sibley et al., 1988
- Meyer & Wolf, 1810
- Suborder: Pici () - Meyer & Wolf, 1810
- Order: Piciformes () - Meyer & Wolf, 1810
- Superorder: Passerimorphae () - Sibley et al., 1988
- Cohort: Neognathae () - Pycraft, 1900
- Infraclass: Aves () - (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
- Subclass: Avialae () - Gauthier, 1986
- Class: Aves () - Linnaeus, 1758
- Superclass: Tetrapoda () - Goodrich, 1930
- Infraphylum: Gnathostomata () - auct. - Jawed Vertebrates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata () - Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Phylum: Chordata () - Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia () - (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Deuterostomia () - Grobben, 1908
- Subkingdom: Bilateria () - (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Kingdom: Animalia () - C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
Melanerpes formicivorus (Swainson, 1827)
Status: Accepted Name
Last scrutiny: 27-Dec-2005
White-headed Woodpecker lacks white rump and has an entirely white face and crown, and a black belly. The only medium-sized woodpecker with pale eyes.
Members of the genus Melanerpes
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 52 species and subspecies in this genus:
(Golden-Fronted Woodpecker (East Mexico)) · (Golden-Fronted Woodpecker) · (Golden-Fronted Woodpecker) · M. aurifrons M. a. canescens (Golden-Fronted Woodpecker) · (Golden-Fronted Woodpecker (West Mexico)) · (White-Fronted Woodpecker) · (White Woodpecker) · (Red-Bellied Woodpecker) · M. carolinus carolinus (Red-Bellied Woodpecker) · (Golden-Naped Woodpecker) · M. chrysauchen chrysauchen (Golden-Naped Woodpecker) · (Golden-Cheeked Woodpecker) · (Golden-Cheeked Woodpecker) · (Yellow-Tufted Woodpecker) · M. cruentatus cruentatus (Yellow-Tufted Woodpecker) · M. cruentatus extensus (Yellow-Tufted Woodpecker) · (Red-Headed Woodpecker) · M. erythrocephalus caurinus (Red-Headed Woodpecker) · M. erythrocephalus erythrocephalus (Red-Headed Woodpecker) · (Yellow-Fronted Woodpecker) · (Acorn Woodpecker (Acorn)) · (Acorn Woodpecker (San Lucan)) · (Acorn Woodpecker) · (Acorn Woodpecker) · (Acorn Woodpecker) · (Acorn Woodpecker) · M. formicivorus martirensis (Acorn Woodpecker) · (Acorn Woodpecker) · (Guadeloupe Woodpecker) · M. hoffmanni (Hoffmann's Woodpecker) · (Hoffmann's Woodpecker) · (Gray-Breasted Woodpecker) · (Lewis's Woodpecker) · (Puerto Rican Woodpecker) · (Black-Cheeked Woodpecker) · (Beautiful Woodpecker) · (Yucatan Woodpecker) · (Red-Vented Woodpecker) · (Jamaican Woodpecker) · (Red-Crowned Woodpecker) · (Red-Crowned Woodpecker) · M. santacruzi (Velasquez's Woodpecker) · M. santacruzi dubius (Velasquez's Woodpecker) · M. santacruzi grateloupensis (Velasquez's Woodpecker) · M. santacruzi polygrammus (Velasquez's Woodpecker) · M. santacruzi santacruzi (Velasquez's Woodpecker) · (Hispaniolan Woodpecker) · (West Indian Woodpecker) · (West Indian Woodpecker) · (Gila Woodpecker) · (Gila Woodpecker) · (Gila Woodpecker)
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