Marvel at the extraordinary characteristics of this woodpecker, whose toe structure, strong claws and sturdy tail maintain its upright position on precarious tree trunks, and whose long barbed tongue helps capture insects found within.
This bird is subject to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and remains under the stewardship of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It can be borrowed for wildlife conservation, ecology, biology, scientific, or educational purposes. There may be limits on other, non-educational uses. Please contact us if you have any questions.