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Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus


Medium woodpecker with black-barred brown back, speckled breast. Head and face have gray with red on the back and gray on the legs and feet. Yellow under side of black tail and a black bib. This must be a yellow shafted flicker.

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bjohnson 10 years ago

In our area we usually see the yellow shafted flickers but I am going to really start looking to see if I ever see any red-shafted ones.

Darwin26 10 years ago

the species is seriously overlapped ~ i've had orange shafted Flickers and the parents are Red and Yellow - pretty much see them every day. Even in the Winter.
nice pic too

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Apr 19, 2009
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011

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