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Birds of El Paso County

Northern Flicker


Doug Harling

Northern Flicker

The Northern Flicker is in the woodpecker family. There are two variants of this bird in North America. To the East, you'll find the yellow shafted Northern Flicker and to the West, you'll find the Red Shafted Northern Flicker. Although some Yellow Shafted Species are seen in El Paso County, the Red Shafted Flickers are the most common.

From the top, they both look very similar. It's the underside of the bird that you will see the obvious difference. The Flickers in these images are of Red Shafted Northern Flickers. All of these images are from the Fountain Creek Nature Trails. Flickers...

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