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Woodpeckers of North America
Acorn Woodpecker

Overview

Latin Name Melanerpes formicivorus
Size
Range
Habitat
Nesting
Status
General Literature

Bent, Arthur Cleveland. Life Histories of North American Woodpeckers. New York: Dover Publications, 1964

Kilham, Lawrence. Life History Studies of Woodpeckers of Eastern North America. Cambridge, Mass.: Nuttall Ornithological Club, 1983.

Short, Lester L. Woodpeckers of the World. Greenville, Del.: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 1982.

Skutch, Alexander Frank. Life of the Woodpecker. Santa Monica: Ibis Publishing Co., 1985.

Winkler, Hans et al. Woodpeckers: A Guide to the Woodpeckers of the World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Species-specific Literature

Adams, Lowell. “Aberrant Mating Activities of the California Woodpecker.” Condor (November-December; 1941)

Benitez-Diaz, Hesiquio. “Geographic Variation in Coloration and Morphology of the Acorn Woodpecker.” Condor (January-February; 1993)

Bryant, Harold C. “California Woodpecker Steals Eggs of Wood Pewee.” Condor (January-February; 1921)

Du Plessis, Morne A. et al. “Energetic Benefits of Communal Roosting by Acorn Woodpeckers During the Nonbreeding Season.” Condor (May-June; 1994)

Fajer, Eric D. et al. “Acorn Woodpecker Predation on Cliff Swallow Nests.” Condor (January-February; 1987)

Fisher, A. K. “Live Oak Studded with Acorns, the Work of the California Woodpecker.” Condor (September-October; 1906)

Fisher, Walter K. “An Acorn Store-house of the California Woodpecker.” Condor (September-October; 1906)

Gignoux, Claude. “The Storage of Almonds by the California Woodpecker.” Condor (July-August; 1921)

Henshaw, Henry W. “The Storage of Acorns by the California Woodpecker.” Condor (July-August; 1921)

Hoffmann, Ralph. “Saw-whet Owl and California Woodpecker on Santa Cruz Island.” Condor (July-August; 1931)

Hooge, Philip N. et al. “Nest-site Selection in the Acorn Woodpecker.” Auk (January-March; 1999)

Hooge, Philip N. “The Effects of Radio Weight and Harnesses on Time Budgets and Movements of Acorn Woodpeckers.” Journal of Field Ornithology (Spring; 1991)

Kattan, Gustavo. “Food Habits and Social Organization of Acorn Woodpeckers in Colombia.” Condor (January-February; 1988)

Kattan, Gustavo and Carolina Murcia. “Hummingbird Association with Acorn Woodpecker Sap Trees in Colombia.” Condor (July-August; 1985)

Koenig, Walter D. et al. “Natal Dispersal in the Cooperatively Breeding Acorn Woodpecker.” Condor (May-June; 2000)

Koenig, Walter D. et al. “Distress Calls in the Acorn Woodpecker.” Condor (May-June; 1991)

Koenig, Walter D. “The Effects of Tannins and Lipids on Digestion of Acorns by Acorn Woodpeckers.” Auk (January-March; 1991)

Koenig, Walter D. “Variation and Age Determination in a Population of Acorn Woodpeckers.” Journal of Field Ornithology (Winter; 1980)

Koenig, Walter D. and Pamela L. Williams. “Notes on the Status of Acorn Woodpeckers in Central Mexico.” Condor (May-June; 1979)

Leach, Frank A. “Communism in the California Woodpecker.” Condor (January-February; 1925)

MacRoberts, Michael H. “Notes on the Food Habitats and Food Defense of the Acorn Woodpecker.” Condor (March-April; 1970)

McKeever, Sturgis and Lowell Adams. “Acorn Woodpecker Resident East of the Sierra Nevada in California.” Condor (July-August; 1960)

Michael, Charles W. “California Woodpeckers Storing Walnuts.” Condor (July-August; 1936)

Michael, Charles W. “A Late Nesting Record of the California Woodpecker.” Condor (May-June; 1936)

Michael, Charles W. “Acorn Storing Methods of the California and Lewis Woodpeckers.” Condor (March-April; 1926)

Miller, Alden H. “Acorn Woodpecker on Santa Catalina Island, California.” Condor (November-December; 1955)

Miller, Alden H. “Arizona Race of Acorn Woodpecker Vagrant in California.” Condor (July-August; 1947)

Mumme, Ronald L. et al. “Individual Contributions to Cooperative Nest Care in the Acorn Woodpecker.” Condor (March-April; 1990)

Mumme, Ronald L. et al. “Genetic Variation and Parentage in a California Population of Acorn Woodpeckers.” Auk (April-June; 1985)

Myers, Harriet Williams. “A Late Nesting Record for the California Woodpecker.” Condor (September-October; 1915)

Peyton, Sidney B. “Large Sets of Eggs of the California Woodpecker.” Condor (May-June; 1917)

Ritter, William E. “Further Observations on the Activities of the California Woodpecker.” Condor (July-August; 1922)

Ritter, William E. “Acorn-storing by the California Woodpecker.” Condor (January-February; 1921)

Roberts, Robert C. “Habitat and Resource Relationships in Acorn Woodpeckers.” Condor (January-February; 1979)

Shufeldt, R. W. “Notes on Melanerpes formicivorus bairdi in New Mexico.” Auk (October-December; 1887)

Shuford, W. David. “Acorn Woodpecker Mutilates Nestling Red-breasted Sapsuckers.” Wilson Bulletin (April-June; 1985)

Spray, C. J. and M. H. MacRoberts. “Notes on Molt and Juvenal Plumage in the Acorn Woodpecker.” Condor (May-June; 1975)

Squires, W. A. “Is the California Woodpecker a Tippler?” Condor (March-April; 1917)

Stacey, Peter B. “Foraging Behavior of the Acorn Woodpecker in Belize, Central America.” Condor (July-August; 1981)

Stacey, Peter B. and Roxana Jansma. “Storage of Pinon Nuts by the Acorn Woodpecker in New Mexico.” Wilson Bulletin (January-March; 1977)

Stanback, Mark T. “Observations on Food Habits and Social Organization of Acorn Woodpeckers in Coasta Rica.” Condor (July-August; 1989)

Troetschler, Ruth G. “Acorn Woodpecker Breeding Strategy as Affected by Starling Nest-hole Competition.” Condor (March-April; 1976)

Verner, Jared. “Northern Limit of the Acorn Woodpecker.” Condor (May-June; 1965)

Walker, Kenneth M. “Northward Extension of Range of the Acorn Woodpecker in Oregon.” Condor (September-October; 1952)

Weathers, Wesley W. et al. “Breeding Energetics and Thermal Ecology of the Acorn Woodpecker in Central Coastal California.” Condor (March-April; 1990)

Wong, Marina. “The Implications of Germinating Acorns in the Granaries of Acorn Woodpeckers in Panama.” Condor (May-June; 1989) 1