October 2007 - Northern Flicker
 
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
The Northern Flicker is a stunning large woodpecker, which actually spends quite a lot of its time on the ground foraging for ants and other insects. There are two forms of Northern Flickers: The yellow-shafted and the one featured here, the Red-Shafted. The male (above) has the clearly visible red "moustache" which is lacking on the female (below).
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Northern Flicker, female
 
 
       
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