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Woody Tongue

A Red-Bellied Woodpecker Posted On A Withered Tree Trunk With His Beak Open and Tongue Showing.

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Fun Woodpecker Fact

The tongue of a woodpecker, often covered with barbs or sticky saliva, can be extended a considerable distance in order to dislodge ants and insect larvae from deep crevices in wood and bark. For storage, the tongue is curled around the back of the head between the skull and skin.

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