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WOW_0651_Birds of BC - No.3 - Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus.tif
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus .Adult male Red-shafted ..Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers with a gentle expression and handsome black-scalloped plumage. On walks, don't be surprised if you scare one up from the ground. It's not where you'd expect to find a woodpecker, but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their unusual, slightly curved bill. When they fly you'll see a flash of color in the wings - yellow if you're in the East, red if you're in the West - and a bright white flash on the rump. .More info. @ http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/id..Photographer: Paul w Sharpe aka Wizard of Wonders™."Wizard of Wonders™ All Rights Reserved copyright 2011"