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Northern Flicker (Yellow Shafted)

Colaptes auratus

Description:

I think it's a northern flicker, or a woodpecker, I could just use your insight. Suggest if you know! Thanks.

Habitat:

Seen near think brush areas, most likely lives in the woods behind our house.

Notes:

He is incredibly timid, and if you make the slightest noise or movement will fly away. I was in my basement, which is supposedly quiet and he heard me trying to be quiet and snap a photo. It's incredible how elusive he is; I haven't seen him since these photos, which was Sat. April 12th. I'm looking forward to finding him again! He's definitely my favorite bird in my habitat.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago
Northern Flicker (Yellow Shafted)
Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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3 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Not quite always spot on, but glad to help :)

AustinC
AustinC 5 years ago

Let me say AshleyT, you are always spot on with your IDs! Thanks a bunch!

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Flicker,possibly cinnamon shafted?

AustinC
Spotted by
AustinC

Mayer, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 44.88, Long: -93.89

Spotted on Apr 12, 2014
Submitted on Apr 15, 2014

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