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San Gerardo de Dota, San Jose
Costa Rica


Make Nikon D2X
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200 mm f/2.8G   at 400 mm
Exposure 1/640 s, f/2.8, ISO 450 
Image size 429 x 600 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Eichelspecht Dutch  Eikelspecht
Italian  Picchio delle ghiande Spanish  Carpintero Bellotero


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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Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
Pic glandivore

Jean-Michel PAULUS