This is not the first Acorn Woodpecker to be chosen for this collection, but they have so much personality that it's difficult to keep from selecting them. This male visited our Central California wine country campsite quite often and, along with a comical scrub jay, provided an abundance of entertainment. Most often seen on nearby tree trunks, when he sat in shrubs, he contrasted nicely with the green background.
Male acorn woodpeckers have larger red caps than females and are often polygamous. They are also know to inhabit areas close to their original nest for years.
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Jack Huber has taken tens of thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.