Northern flicker

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    The northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) also known as the common flicker is an unusual woodpecker, often seen on the ground, searching for ants and licking them up with its long tongue. It does, however, nests in holes in trees, or tree substitutes such as telephone poles.

    Flickers are conspicuous in fall when they often travel in loose flocks. In spring their arrival is announced by noisy calls: wick-a, wick-a, wick-a. Common flickers are found in deserts, farmlands, suburbs, parks, and open forests.

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