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Photo: Acorn woodpeckers peer into the distance

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Our photo of the day comes from Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

Don't you love these beautiful acorn woodpeckers? It looks like the ladies were lunching when something caught their attention off in the woods. The photo was taken by Mark Heatherington, who identifies them as Melanerpes formicivorus females. Unlike the males, whose red cap extends to the face, the females' red beret is jauntily restricted to just the back of the head. See all the essential things you can learn on TreeHugger?

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