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Mark Heatherington / 41 items

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Cascade Mountains - Jackson County - Oregon - USA

Habitat : Open Woodlands
Food : Insects
Nesting : Cavity
Behavior : Bark Forager
Conservation : Low Concern

"Acorn Woodpeckers are medium-sized woodpeckers with straight, spike-like bills and stiff, wedge-shaped tails used for support as the birds cling to tree trunks..... Acorn Woodpeckers are very unusual woodpeckers that live in large groups, hoard acorns, and breed cooperatively. Group members gather acorns by the hundreds and wedge them into holes they’ve made in a tree trunk or telephone pole. Acorn Woodpeckers also spend considerable time catching insects on the wing. They give raucous, scratchy waka-waka calls frequently... In groups with more than one breeding female, the females put their eggs into a single nest cavity. A female usually destroys any eggs in the nest before she starts to lay, and more than one third of all eggs laid in joint nests are destroyed. Once all the females start to lay, they stop removing eggs."
- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

Tags:   Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus Female Cascade Mountains Jackson County Oregon USA Mark Heatherington

N 90 B 1.8K C 22 E Apr 10, 2019 F Apr 24, 2019
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Emigrant Lake - Jackson County - Oregon - USA

Habitat : Open Woodlands
Food : Insects
Nesting : Cavity
Behavior : Ground Forager
Conservation : Low Concern

"Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers with a gentle expression and handsome black-scalloped plumage. On walks, don’t be surprised if you scare one up from the ground. It’s not where you’d expect to find a woodpecker, but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their unusual, slightly curved bill. When they fly you’ll see a flash of color in the wings – yellow if you’re in the East, red if you’re in the West – and a bright white flash on the rump."
- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

Tags:   Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Emigrant Lake Jackson County Oregon USA Mark Heatherington

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These two males took turns going into the nesting cavity.

Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)

Cascade Mountains - Jackson County - Oregon - USA

Habitat : Open Woodlands
Food : Insects
Nesting : Cavity
Behavior : Bark Forager
Conservation : Low Concern

"Acorn Woodpeckers are medium-sized woodpeckers with straight, spike-like bills and stiff, wedge-shaped tails used for support as the birds cling to tree trunks..... Acorn Woodpeckers are very unusual woodpeckers that live in large groups, hoard acorns, and breed cooperatively. Group members gather acorns by the hundreds and wedge them into holes they’ve made in a tree trunk or telephone pole. Acorn Woodpeckers also spend considerable time catching insects on the wing. They give raucous, scratchy waka-waka calls frequently... In groups with more than one breeding female, the females put their eggs into a single nest cavity. A female usually destroys any eggs in the nest before she starts to lay, and more than one third of all eggs laid in joint nests are destroyed. Once all the females start to lay, they stop removing eggs."
- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

Tags:   Cascade Mountains Jackson County Oregon USA Mark Heatherington Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus Male

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Habitat : Open Woodlands
Food : Insects
Nesting : Cavity
Behavior : Bark Forager
Conservation : Low Concern


Buckhorn Springs Road - Jackson County - Oregon - USA


"Acorn Woodpeckers are medium-sized woodpeckers with straight, spike-like bills and stiff, wedge-shaped tails used for support as the birds cling to tree trunks..... Acorn Woodpeckers are very unusual woodpeckers that live in large groups, hoard acorns, and breed cooperatively. Group members gather acorns by the hundreds and wedge them into holes they’ve made in a tree trunk or telephone pole. Acorn Woodpeckers also spend considerable time catching insects on the wing. They give raucous, scratchy waka-waka calls frequently... In groups with more than one breeding female, the females put their eggs into a single nest cavity. A female usually destroys any eggs in the nest before she starts to lay, and more than one third of all eggs laid in joint nests are destroyed. Once all the females start to lay, they stop removing eggs."
- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

Tags:   Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus Male Buckhorn Springs Road Jackson County Oregon USA Mark Heatherington

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Cascade Mountains - Jackson County - Oregon - USA

Habitat : Open Woodlands
Food : Insects
Nesting : Cavity
Behavior : Bark Forager
Conservation : Low Concern


"Acorn Woodpeckers are medium-sized woodpeckers with straight, spike-like bills and stiff, wedge-shaped tails used for support as the birds cling to tree trunks..... Acorn Woodpeckers are very unusual woodpeckers that live in large groups, hoard acorns, and breed cooperatively. Group members gather acorns by the hundreds and wedge them into holes they’ve made in a tree trunk or telephone pole. Acorn Woodpeckers also spend considerable time catching insects on the wing. They give raucous, scratchy waka-waka calls frequently... In groups with more than one breeding female, the females put their eggs into a single nest cavity. A female usually destroys any eggs in the nest before she starts to lay, and more than one third of all eggs laid in joint nests are destroyed. Once all the females start to lay, they stop removing eggs."
- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

Tags:   Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus Male Cascade Mountains Jackson County Oregon USA Mark Heatherington


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