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Normally a woodland-dweller, the northern flicker can also be found in urban areas. - Jennifer Lang / Cloverdale Reporter
Normally a woodland-dweller, the northern flicker can also be found in urban areas.
— image credit: Jennifer Lang / Cloverdale Reporter

This feisty Northern Flicker was heard drumming away on an electrical transformer on a power pole on 56A Avenue at 175 Street last week. This large variety woodpecker likes to pound on hollow metal surfaces to announce its territory and to attract a mate. Good luck, little guy!

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