California woodpecker

noun

Definition of California woodpecker

: a common woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivora bairdi) of the Pacific states noted for its habit of storing acorns in little holes which it digs in the bark of trees

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“California woodpecker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20woodpecker. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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