illustration of a woodpecker on a branch
Alabama approved stamp art

Illustrators: Arthur and Alan Singer

The Yellowhammer Woodpecker, also known as the Northern Flicker, was designated Alabama’s state bird in 1927. Alabama’s southern climate allows the Yellowhammer to maintain a year-round presence in Alabama gardens. Foraging primarily on the ground, the Yellowhammer eats spiders, mites, berries and seeds, including the large brown seeds produced by the flowering Camellia evergreen shrub.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection