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Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus  

I pulled this one out of the waaaay back archive... it's a scanned image I'd taken with my old Minolta 35mm.  I love Flickers- they have a wonderful call and like most woodeckers- have a quirky jerky mannerism that I find rather charming.

 

Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers with a gentle expression and handsome black-scalloped plumage. On walks, don’t be surprised if you scare one up from the ground. It’s not where you’d expect to find a woodpecker, but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their unusual, slightly curved bill. When they fly you’ll see a flash of color in the wings – yellow if you’re in the East, red if you’re in the West – and a bright white flash on the rump.

 

Howard Mesa

Northern Arizona

circa  2006'ish?

 

 

Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus  

I pulled this one out of the waaaay back archive... it's a scanned image I'd taken with my old Minolta 35mm.  I love Flickers- they have a wonderful call and like most woodeckers- have a quirky jerky mannerism that I find rather charming.

 

Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers with a gentle expression and handsome black-scalloped plumage. On walks, don’t be surprised if you scare one up from the ground. It’s not where you’d expect to find a woodpecker, but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their unusual, slightly curved bill. When they fly you’ll see a flash of color in the wings – yellow if you’re in the East, red if you’re in the West – and a bright white flash on the rump.

 

Howard Mesa

Northern Arizona

circa  2006'ish?

 

 

comments (1)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Mar 2015, 01:11
I am glad you rummaged about in your old stuff, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Buckalew: Me too Ray! Found a few treasures in there! smile

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