31
May
12

Northern Flicker

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Often heard and very shy, rarely do they hang around long enough to get a photo, this Northern Flicker hung around long enough to get a couple of shots.  You’ll more than likely hear them and not see them.  They have a laughing-like call similar to Pileated Woodpeckers.

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The male has the red stripe on the back of his head.  They nest in trees but perform their courtship ritual in the middle of a field.

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2 Responses to “Northern Flicker”


  1. 1 narhvalur
    May 31, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    It’s sooo interesting to compare American and European birds! Great shot!

  2. 2 Randy Roberts
    May 31, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Yes it is…and thank you.


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