Thursday, April 23, 2015

Northern flicker Vancouver Canada

Northern flicker Vancouver Canada

 Northern flicker
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The northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. There are over 100 common names for the northern flicker. Among them are: yellowhammer (as it's known as the state bird of Alabama), clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its calls.


The northern flicker is part of the genus Colaptes which encompasses 12 New-World woodpeckers. There are two living and one extinct subspecies of C. auratus. The existing sub-species were at one time considered separate species but they commonly interbred where ranges overlap and are now considered one species by the American Ornithologists Union. Whether or not they are separate species is a well-known example of the species problem.
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 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

 Northern flicker

Northern flicker
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