October 06, 2015

Flicker Part II

I got several good shots of the northern flicker having a bath so here is one more.
I like that it shows the golden yellow shafts.

Colaptes auratus

Although it can climb up the trunks of trees and hammer on wood like other woodpeckers, the Northern Flicker prefers to find food on the ground. Ants are its main food, and the flicker digs in the dirt to find them. It uses its long barbed tongue to lap up the ants.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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