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Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

Description:

Northern Flickers are unusual among North American woodpeckers in that their general coloration is brown rather than black and white. Their backs are brown with black barring, and their chests and bellies are light tan with prominent clear black spots. Their tails are black, and they have white rumps. There is a broad, black band across the upper chest.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Kent ponds. Northern Flickers can be found throughout most wooded regions of North America, and they are familiar birds in most suburban environments. They need some open area and do not nest in the middle of dense forests, but they breed in most other forest types. Outside of the breeding season, they also frequent other open areas, including suburban lawns and parks, grassland, sagebrush, and even sand dunes.


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Kent, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.41, Long: -122.28

Spotted on Jun 16, 2018
Submitted on Nov 23, 2018

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