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Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) | by Frank Shufelt
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Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Taken along Loop Road in western Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA.

This is a male Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) caring for its young. Both parents feed young, by regurgitation. This is a common species that is found throughout most of North America. There are two distinct races of Northern Flicker, the Yellow-shafted in northern and eastern North America and the Red-shafted in the west. In this image we see the yellow shafts in the bird's wing and tail feathers.


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Taken on June 29, 2019