Length: 12 - 14"
Habitat: Open woodlands, forest edges, wooded swamps, orchards, farmlands, roadsides, parks, residential areas.
Diet: Ants (staple), grasshoppers, beetles, caterpillars, crickets, and other insects.
Also wild fruits and berries, including wild cherries, dogwood berries, sumac fruit, and poison-ivy berries; some seeds and nuts.
Female "Yellow-shafted" Northern Flicker
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)