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    • Colaptes auratus
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Recent observations

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What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

khimmler

Date

March 27, 2015

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What

Northern flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

mdrearick

Date

March 23, 2015

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Square

What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

maryejohnson

Date

February 15, 2015

Place

Viridian (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

yellow hammer Colaptes auratus

Observer

huggettb

Date

March 21, 2015

Description

There is a large flock of Yellow Hammer Birds living in the garden and surrounding crop fields. They feed of the seeds of the long grass around the house and driveway.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

tiwane

Date

March 21, 2015 10:39 AM PDT

Description

First time I've ever seen them actually feeding on the ground.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-shafted Flicker Colaptes auratus ssp. cafer

Observer

juliequest

Date

March 14, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

March 19, 2015 08:04 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-shafted Flicker Colaptes auratus ssp. cafer

Observer

rbbrummitt

Date

March 16, 2015 01:30 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 17, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

dominic

Date

March 17, 2015

Description

Another one found in my neighborhood.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

dominic

Date

March 17, 2015

Description

Found on the ground burying something.

Photos / Sounds

What

northern flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

sambiology

Date

March 15, 2015

Description

Spotted while cooking up some burgers outside at the parents' house.

Again, fairly poor images, but I think there's still enough info for the ID.

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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.