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    • Yellow Hammer
    • Northern Flicker
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    • Pica-pau-mosqueado
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    • Colaptes auratus
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    • Carpintero de pechera
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    • pic flamboyant
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Recent observations

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What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

billgiez

Date

October 24, 2014 05:07 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

curiousgeorge61

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

While taking shots of the Pileated woodpecker, I saw another bird fly over to the pole and figured it was the mate of the first one. When I looked at the pic on my computer I found it to be a northern flicker instead that came over to see what the other was up to, I guess.

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Northern flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

October 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Yellow-shafted Flicker Colaptes auratus ssp. auratus

Observer

aaron_fool

Date

October 20, 2014 07:33 AM EDT

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

naturenut

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

another flicker

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northern flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

naturenut

Date

October 20, 2014

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Square

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

cullen

Date

October 19, 2014 10:08 AM EDT

Description

Two birds seen, feather found on trail.

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No photos or sounds

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

abr

Date

October 13, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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northern flicker Colaptes auratus

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dreierj

Date

October 16, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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northern flicker Colaptes auratus

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asemerdj

Date

October 18, 2014

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

dfwuw

Date

October 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) Colaptes auratus

Observer

kentr4000

Date

October 15, 2014 01:51 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. There are over 100 common names for the Northern Flicker. Among them are: Yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.