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Red-shafted Flicker

Colaptes auratus cafer


Medium-sized woodpecker.The Red-shafted Flicker resides in western North America. They are red under the tail and underwings and have red shafts on their primaries. They have a beige cap and a grey face.


Spotted on a wooden electric post

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

you are welcome noel ;)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 7 years ago

Thanks for your suggestion, venusflytrap2000!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

The Northern Flicker has 3 races; gilded flicker, red-shafted flicker, and yellow-shafted flicker. The gilded flicker is found only in the severe southeast of USA and the yellow-shafted is found only in eastern USA. this one is a red-shafted flicker. They all have the same scientific name but to be more specific you could add Red-shafted Flicker on common name ;) thanks! no biggie ;)

Noel Buensuceso
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Noel Buensuceso

Spokane, Washington, USA

Spotted on Oct 12, 2013
Submitted on Mar 16, 2014


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