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Red-shafted Flicker, Yellow-shafted Flicker Alternate name
Colaptes auratus   Scientific name 
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
32 cm  length
Forest, agricultural land & urban areas up to 3,500 m in: Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & USA, Habitat-Altitude-Range
6 to 8 white eggs incutated by both parents in 11-12 days fledge 25-28 days. Clutch  
Insects, larvae, fruit, berries, seeds and nuts. Food   Diet
Red and yellow forms interbreed where ranges cross. Habits
681 World Number
Least Concern Status


Video December 07, 2006 From  ravenannabelle all rights reserved

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Northern Flicker calls
(Colaptes auratus)
Andrew Spencer XC34823
23-05-2009, United States

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