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Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus


A somewhat large bird that is . there is a black wedge on it's chest, black spots on a beige/yellow underside. The male has a red or black strips from the corners of the base of the beak to the joint of the head with the neck.


These birds are found throughout the Midwest. This one was seen in our back yard in Omaha, NE. While never numerous, they are not rare.


Pretty birds.

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Spotted on Jan 16, 2011
Submitted on Feb 3, 2019

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