Northern Flicker woodpecker (male) about to enter its nest through the hole

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Northern Flicker woodpecker (male) about to enter its nest through the hole which you can see in the photo.

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 and uses its long barbed tongue to lap them up.

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