Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Green Woodpecker.

This is a large bird, the size of a pigeon, or bigger. She landed just outside my window to inspect the grounds.

Looking her up, I discovered that rather than pecking wood they mostly feed on ground catching ants with their long tongue (up to 10cm/4" long). When not in use it's coiled inside the bird's head. 

A flying ant-eater!

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