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Northern flicker

Colaptes auratus


Flickers are fairly large woodpeckers with a slim, rounded head, slightly downcurved bill, and long, flared tail that tapers to a point. They appear brownish overall with a white rump patch that’s conspicuous in flight and often visible when perched. The undersides of the wing and tail feathers are bright yellow, for eastern birds. The brown plumage is richly patterned with black spots, bars, and crescents.


Radnor Lake State Natural area

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KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Hemma & Jacob!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Gorgeous, Karen! What a beautiful woodpecker!

KarenL 8 years ago

Thank you Hemma!

Hema 8 years ago

very lovely.

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Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Feb 28, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013

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