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Red-shafted northern flicker

Colaptes auratus


This is the female red-shafted northern flicker. Plain gray and brown face with no red marking like the male has. The undersides of the wing and tail feathers are red. Long, sturdy bill. More often seen on ground than other woodpeckers. Likes ants and beetles.


The red-shafted flicker is found In the Western United States in mountain forests all the way up to treeline. This flicker was spotted in a rv park near Grand Teton National Park in Moran, Wyoming.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2015
Submitted on Aug 5, 2015

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