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North Woods Naturalist: Woodpecker tongues

Flicker Tongue.  Photo by Denise Takahashi. Submitted.
Flicker Tongue. Photo by Denise Takahashi. Submitted.

Human tongues and bird tongues are vastly different.  The difference is more pronounced still if you compare our tongue to a woodpecker tongue, that wraps around their skull and includes barbs to help catch prey.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the unique woodpecker tongue in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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