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Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus


"The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. There are over 100 common names for the Northern Flicker. Among them are: Yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its calls." wikipedia


These guys first were just dueling on my deck, but now they start the real fight! Video is earlier, it shows who they have a duel :)

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46 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

Awesome picture, and spotting!

MeloPinto 7 years ago

Congratulations, wonderful spotting!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago


Ursula 7 years ago

cool, you also posted a video! their peacks look like they have small swords! :)

Telse 7 years ago

Excellent! Way to go!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Wonderful capture - congratulations on your SOTD and welcome to Noah!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Wonderful series! Congratulations on a stellar Spotting of the Day! Welcome to Project Noah!

And welcome to Project Noah!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 7 years ago

This is a Hot photo!!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations KrisztinaHarasztosi!

KrantiAzad 7 years ago

very nice ! congrats

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

On guard! LOL! Very cool! Wonderful spot! Congratulations!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago

Well deserved congratulations on SOTD. Congratulations Krisztina!

roberto bianconi
roberto bianconi 7 years ago

Very nice shot, compliments!

RiekoS 7 years ago


ceherzog 7 years ago

Excellent capture Krisztina...cograts on you SOTD!

DonnaBollenbach 7 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD. Well deserved!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago


Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Congrats! Great shot!

AliceGreenup 7 years ago

Congratulations! Amazing photos!

Thanks for the nice comments and welcomes ! :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Congratulations and a warm welcome!

Congratulations on this beautiful SotD !

Congratulations on SOTD!!

VivBraznell 7 years ago

What a great photo! well done on the SOTD Krisztina!

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Apr 18, 2013
Submitted on Apr 18, 2013

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