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Northern flicker (red-shafted) (female)
Colaptes auratus

Northern flicker (red-shafted) (female)
Northern flicker (red-shafted) (female)
Female northern (red-shafted) flicker on a dead tree along the Colorado River in Yuma.

Size: 12.5 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: town
Diet: ants, insects, fruits, berries, seeds
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: black bib, reddish underwings and undertail, white rump in flight
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Piciformes
Family: 44 Picidae (woodpeckers)
Genus: Colaptes
Species: auratus

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