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Northern Flicker (red-shafted) m.

Colaptes auratus


This is a male Red-shafted Flicker, the western race of the Northern Flicker. The red moustachial stripe indicates that it is a male. In the second photo a different bird is drumming on the top of a hollow snag, probably to maintain his territory or communicate with his mate.

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birdlady6000 9 years ago

Thanks! These birds are one of the few that can eat ants.

SusanEllison 9 years ago

beautiful bird

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Nice shot.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jun 25, 2011
Submitted on Jul 2, 2011

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