Photo of the Week – Rotten to the Core

Nesting Northern Flicker
Nesting Northern Flicker
Colaptes auratus, Picidae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
April 19, 2015

Here we can see a particularly clear photographic juxtaposition showing the symbiosis between wood softening heart-rot fungi like this Fomes fomentarius and cavity nesting birds like woodpeckers.

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