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Northern Flicker (Yellow Shafted)

Colaptes auratus


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


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


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

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AshleyT 5 years ago

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

AustinC 5 years ago

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

Hema 5 years ago

Flicker,possibly cinnamon shafted?

Spotted by

Mayer, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 44.88, Long: -93.89

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

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