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Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

Description:

Brownish overall with a white rump patch that’s conspicuous in flight and often visible when perched. The undersides of the wing and tail feathers are bright yellow, for eastern birds, or red, in western birds. With a closer look you’ll see the brown plumage is richly patterned with black spots, bars, and crescents.

Habitat:

Spruce trees next to a large river.

Notes:

Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada.

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Greg Shchepanek
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Greg Shchepanek

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jun 17, 2018
Submitted on Jun 25, 2018

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