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Yellow-shafted flicker

Colaptes aurtaus aurtaus

Description:

Yellow-shafted flicker visiting our bird bath. The scientific name is Colaptes aurtaus aurtaus. Colaptes comes from the Greek verb colapt meaning "to peck". Aurtaus comes from the Latin root aurat meaning gold or golden and refers to the bird's underwing. In Alabama this bird is known as "yellowhammer".

Habitat:

Our 10 acre partially wooded property in northern rural Michigan.


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8 Comments

Susan Carol Sam
Susan Carol Sam 2 years ago

Thank you for your kind comment Antonio!

Great capture Susan,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Susan Carol Sam
Susan Carol Sam 2 years ago

Ashley T
Thank you much for SOTD!

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

Congrats Susan Carol Sam, this beautiful Flicker has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!

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Susan Carol Sam
Susan Carol Sam 2 years ago

Thank you Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Beautiful shot and nice notes!

Susan Carol Sam
Susan Carol Sam 2 years ago

Thank you Pradeep!

I posted it on another site and it has been very well liked.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Nice spotting Susan. .

Michigan, USA

Lat: 43.13, Long: -83.03

Spotted on Sep 25, 2016
Submitted on Sep 26, 2016

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