Sunday, September 7, 2008

Female Downy Woodpecker at Suet Feeder

Downy Woodpecker

Mike photographed a female downy woodpecker at the suet feeder this morning. If you look closely, you can see its tongue. The Hilton Pond website in South Carolina contains more info on the the amazing woodpecker tongue and pictures too (see below). Did you know that the woodpecker tongue is barbed and that the flicker's tongue is 5 inches long?

Please don't try this at home.

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