Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Colaptes auratus Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

The state bird of Alabama is nicknamed the yellowhammer, but is unrelated to the European songbird of that name. Flickers are genuine woodpeckers, but feed heavily on ants on the ground.

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