Northern flicker

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The northern flicker is a large sized woodpecker bird with a slim and rounded head.[1]It is also known as the clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket,[2] heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names come from some of its calls. It is the state bird of Alabama (known by one of its name "yellowhammer").

They are well known for eating ants off the ground, something that is different from other woodpeckers.

Color[change | change source]

Flickers appear to be brownish. The color of their underside of the wing and tail feathers varies, for example bright yellow for eastern birds, or red in western birds.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Northern Flicker Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology". Retrieved 2021-10-17.
  2. "Burrowing Owl". Retrieved 2023-04-11.