Hold the gravy…

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I had some leftover biscuits which the Red-bellied woodpeckers really went for. This one would keep flying off with pieces which he would poke into the crevices of trees, presumedly to feed on later when times get hard.

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Northern Flicker…

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Such an attractive Woodpecker.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker…

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Not to be confused with the Red-Headed Woodpecker, whose head is completely red. This bird is identified as a male since the red swath extends clear to his bill. I like the zebra striping. I spotted this bird in the Double Creek area of Oologah Lake.

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)…

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There are over 100 common names for the Northern Flicker. Among them are: Yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its calls. This female was pecking around on a tree, but flickers are the only woodpeckers that frequently feed on the ground”, probing with their beak.  Ants alone can make up 45% of their diet. They produce an antacid that lets them deal with the high acidity of ants.

Pileated Woodpecker…

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This is the largest woodpecker in North America. Just about crow sized. This one is a male, as evidenced by the red mustache stripe from beak to throat. The name comes from the Latin word “pileatus”, which means “wearing a cap”.

Pair of Redheads…

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Better known as the Pileated Woodpecker.