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Sonoran Desert Birds



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

 Northern flicker (red-shafted) (male)

 Northern flicker (red-shafted) (male)

 Northern flicker (red-shafted) (male)

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

Northern flicker (red-shafted) (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae (woodpeckers)
Genus: Colaptes
species: auratus

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