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Gilded flicker (female)
Colaptes chrysoides

Gilded flicker (female)
Female gilded flicker on top of a light pole. Ajo, AZ.
Gilded flicker (female)
Female gilded flicker exercising her vocal cords. Ajo, AZ.

Size: 12 inches
Overall Color: brown-black
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: ants, insects, fruits, berries, seeds
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: black chest patch, yellow underwings, barred back ands wings, white rump
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: chrysoides

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