Acorn Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

ACWO

Code 6

MELFOR

ITIS

HEAD

Acorn Woodpecker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: White with black pupil.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: White and black
  • Nape Color: Red
  • Throat Color: Black and white.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Acorn Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23 cm (9 in)
  • Weight: 82 g (2.9 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White with black streaks.
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Acorn Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Undulating flight., Several rapid wing beats and then a pause.
  • Wingspan Range: 43 cm (17 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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