Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) inhabit Ponderosa Pine/Oak forest in the Western US. They eat many insects and nuts, but show a particular fondness for ants (the name means ant-eater) and acorns. This sample is of a pair talking to one another while foraging around a tall Pine in Big Sur State Park, California.
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