Tuesday, February 22, 2011

That's The Woody Woodpecker Song!

Here in Southern California we have the Acorn woodpecker. These guys live in large extended family groups and  store thousands of acorns in holes they make in  trees, called granary trees.

These are empty storage holes.

An abandoned granary tree. This family has moved it's storage place to,

A telephone pole.

 You can see the acorns around him and his front door above him. Do you remember the old Woody Woodpecker cartoons? It is said the cartoonist modeled Woody's laugh on the Acorn woodpecker. When you hear their call, I think you will agree!

Click here to hear the Acorn woodpecker's call.

Click here to hear the Woody Woodpecker Song!

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