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San Gerardo de Dota, San Jose
Make Nikon D2X
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This woodpecker gets its name from its habit of setting up granaries of acorns, its main diet, by drilling holes in old trees and inserting acorns which will be used when needed. Groups of birds gather to excavate and defend these granaries.
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