What are these woodpeckers?
- Four of these guys flew onto a pole across from my house this morning in Terra Linda (north San Rafael). I've posted the two of the photographs in the "Photos" section. Please take a look. At first, simple identification, right? But then I had my doubts. They don't appear to be Downy's, because they lack the white back stripe, and they have much more red on the head. No wing bars and other dissimilarities to sapsuckers. I'm really confused by the solid white forehead and throat area. Can anyone enlighten this neophyte? Thanks!
- Stephen M.H. Braitman wrote:
> Four of these guys flew onto a pole across from my house this morningFour in a group is a strong indication that they would be, and the
> in Terra Linda (north San Rafael). I've posted the two of the
> photographs in the "Photos" section.
photo's confirm they were, Acorn Woodpecker. These
gregarious/cooperative-breeding woodpeckers with the clown faces make a
lot of noise - you can listen to their calls on the Cornell web site
(Google for Acorn Woodpecker Cornell).