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Northern Flicker
(Colaptes auratus)


Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker Information

Length: 12 - 14"

Habitat: Open woodlands, forest edges, wooded swamps, orchards, farmlands, roadsides, parks, residential areas.

Diet: Ants (staple), grasshoppers, beetles, caterpillars, crickets, and other insects; wild fruits and berries, including wild cherries, dogwood berries, sumac fruit, and poison-ivy berries; some seeds and nuts.
Identification tips for the Northern Flicker
Calls and sounds of the Northern Flicker
Range Map:
Note: Breeding map not available
(Click map to enlarge.)
          Northern Flicker Winter Map USGS  
            Winter Map (CBC)         
Additional Information:

Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker
Close-up photos of this bird, physical description, habitat, diet, and nesting behavior. (From Chipper Woods Bird Observatory)



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