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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Red Shafted Flicker?

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wingwoman

wingwoman
Aurora, CO
(Zone 4a)

March 26, 2014
7:35 AM

Post #9798290

I've been photographing these birds for several years, and have been calling them Red Shafted Flickers. But when I saw these guys this morning, they appeared much smaller than the ones I've been seeing and the colors appear more flamboyant. Am I hallucinating?

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pollengarden

pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 26, 2014
8:58 AM

Post #9798360

Yes, red-shafted flickers.
Color varies regionally, the ones in the mountains here are always very red - their molted feathers stand out like a beacon an the ground. Perhaps in your case it is either the season, or more likely the lighting - They were showing off their tails while back-lit.

wingwoman

wingwoman
Aurora, CO
(Zone 4a)

March 26, 2014
9:28 AM

Post #9798410

They were facing East, and it was just as the sun was rising. Lit them up quite nicely. I'll have to remember this little factoid. Thanks so much.

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