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

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What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

thewayfarer21

Date

October 1, 2014

Description

Super foggy morning

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No photos or sounds

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Northern flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

kentr4000

Date

September 30, 2014 02:26 PM EDT

Description

Seem close edge

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No photos or sounds

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Northern flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

kentr4000

Date

the past

Description

One in flight over grass far vis

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No photos or sounds

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Northern flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

kentr4000

Date

September 30, 2014 01:01 PM EDT

Description

Heard near forest

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

thewayfarer21

Date

December 28, 2013

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No photos or sounds

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

hrhbioblitz

Date

September 27, 2014

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northern flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

mduross

Date

September 28, 2014

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What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 27, 2014

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What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

September 22, 2014 05:17 PM EDT

Description

This flicker came by our house a few days ago and perched on the bluebird box for a while. Unfortunately it was raining, so the light and focus is bad, but I don't see flickers that often so I thought it was worth a post.

Photos / Sounds

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Date

September 25, 2014

Description

2 on back lawn.

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

rdm24

Date

January 18, 2013 09:05 AM PST
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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.