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BirdFiles Pictures: Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

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angele

January 4, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #5963028

Northern Flicker, Yellowhammer (Colaptes auratus)

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Flicker
Covington, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 5, 2009
3:01 AM

Post #5967423

Beautiful bird! Once we had many yellow shafted flickers feeding in our yard. This was the first bird that I identified with a field guide on my own. Hense, I have been "flicker" on the internet ever since I had my first pc. I seldom see them anymore.
Thanks!
flicker, Covington, Louisiana
angele

January 5, 2009
3:49 AM

Post #5967547

They sure are beautiful and the ones around here are very shy. The bird that got me really hooked with bird watching is the Verdin. Plain sparrow-like little bird when seen from the back but when I saw the cute yellow face and red shoulder patches I was hooked. I've kept an orange half in the tree for them ever since.

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