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The Northern Flicker is part of the woodpecker family, however you can see this bird poking along the ground for their favourite food of ants or beetles. They will even drum the ground to get at their tasty snack!

 

The Bullock’s Oriole has gone through a bit of an identity crisis throughout the years. In the 1800’s, this bird was given the name Bullock’s Oriole but over time naturalists observed that this species and its eastern cousin, the Baltimore Oriole, had relations which lead to hybrid orioles.

 

Photo from Flickr, Tony Battiste

Photo from Flickr, Rick Leche

Bullock's Oriole

Northern Flicker

 So, in 1983 these two species were then combined to a single species known as the Northern Oriole. This was short lasted as in 1995 the species had been were split once again. Find out more on this birds unique history and how you can identify it!

 

The Northern Flicker may also be spotted in Ottawa this winter as some of these birds brave out the cold weather. Learn how you can spot this species!

 

Listen to CBC’s In Town and Out

Bird Tweet - Northern Flicker

 

Listen to CBC’s In Town and Out

Bird Tweet - Bullock’s Oriole

 

The Northern Flicker is part of the woodpecker family, however you can see this bird poking along the ground for their favourite food of ants or beetles. They will even drum the ground to get at their tasty snack!

 

The Bullock’s Oriole has gone through a bit of an identity crisis throughout the years. In the 1800’s, this bird was given the name Bullock’s Oriole but over time naturalists observed that this species and its eastern cousin, the Baltimore Oriole, had relations which lead to hybrid orioles.

 

Photo from Flickr, Tony Battiste

Photo from Flickr, Rick Leche

Bullock's Oriole

Northern Flicker

 So, in 1983 these two species were then combined to a single species known as the Northern Oriole. This was short lasted as in 1995 the species had been were split once again. Find out more on this birds unique history and how you can identify it!

 

The Northern Flicker may also be spotted in Ottawa this winter as some of these birds brave out the cold weather. Learn how you can spot this species!

 

Listen to CBC’s In Town and Out

Bird Tweet - Northern Flicker

 

Listen to CBC’s In Town and Out

Bird Tweet - Bullock’s Oriole