Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)

Habitat: Open oak and pine-oak forests
Range: Southern Oregon through California, Arizona, New Mexico to western Texas south to Columbia

Canon XTi
Photographed in Grants Pass, Oregon


  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 3 years ago

    This is great! I love how both the subject and the background have the same colors!

  • That is a flowering plum tree. Thanks for the visit!

    – Harry Snowden

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 3 years ago

    EXCELLENT CAPTURE I never heard of this bird.

  • Thank you!

    – Harry Snowden

  • Eileen Brymer
    Eileen Brymerabout 3 years ago

    He looks like the “pope” of woodpeckers! LOL! (I thought he was a penguin at first only seeing his top half!) Great capture!

  • Thanks Eileen….Pope! Your right! :)

    – Harry Snowden

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations on your feature !!!
    Nature In Its Entirety-NOTHING MAN MADE FEATURES December 6th 2011

    This work is eligible to enter in our Featured Works December 2011 Challenge
    Good Luck

  • Thank you!

    – Harry Snowden

  • Xcarguy
    Xcarguyabout 3 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks!

    – Harry Snowden

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the Nature In Its Entirety group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thanks very much

    – Harry Snowden

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • Thank you Tracy!

    – Harry Snowden

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Harry, love the vivid markings

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Bird and a great image! Fave

  • Thanks Glenn

    – Harry Snowden

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 3 years ago

    Great shot of this beautiful bird !

  • Thank you Renee

    – Harry Snowden

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