New York Flicker

The New York Flicker is a large, brown woodpecker

with a gentle expression and handsome black-scalloped plumage.

you  Could scare one up from the ground. It’s not where you’d expect to find a woodpecker,

but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their unusual, slightly curved bill.

When they fly we see a flash of color in the wings –

yellow in the East, red in the West – with a bright white flash on the rump.

The songs they sing kyeer, kyeer, wik, wik. wik. wik, wik, wika, wika, wika,

then drumming like a piliated.


About m.a. wood

writer, thinker, musician, teacher
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One Response to New York Flicker

  1. Genuinelyellie says:

    This is amazing, it is so captivating! I just posted a poem too, my blog is if you would like to take a look!


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