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The Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker

This large North American woodpecker prefers to feed on the ground

Unlike most woodpeckers in North America, the Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), also called the Common Flicker, feeds mainly on the ground. While I typically spot these birds perched in trees, I…



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Randy Runtsch

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