Northern Flicker – 5/22/16

Observer: Deb Radovsky

Observation Date: 5/22/16

Observation Time: N/A

Observation Location: Paul Revere Rd., Sharon

Common Name: Northern Flicker

Scientific Name: Colaptes auratus

Comments: 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.

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