The general perception of woodpeckers are that they "peck" holes in wood to catch grubs and beetles hidden underneath the surface, while it is not always so. The Acorn Woodpecker will gather acorns from oak trees and other fruit to store it in holes, where they will gather insects and grubs to be harvested at a later time. Here a female and a male are seen harvesting the seeds from the Saw Palmetto. They will eat some of the endocarp right away and store the seed with some endocarp in cracks to collect grubs later
Photographs by Christian Bech
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