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Sonoran Desert Birds



Gilded flicker (male) - (Colaptes chrysoides)

 Gilded flicker (male)

 Gilded flicker (male)

 Gilded flicker (male)

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, red line under eyes, white rump
Season: year-round

Gilded flicker (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae (woodpeckers)
Genus: Colaptes
species: chrysoides

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