This is a fairly close look at a Red-bellied Woodpecker male. You can see the slight reddish tinge on his belly, which gives this bird its name. He uses his bill as a chisel to drill into the bark of trees in search of insects. He will then use his long tongue to pull the insects from the holes he has created in the bark. He was kind enough to display that long tongue for me when I captured this image.
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