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Northern Flicker

Avian Explorer would not be complete without a picture of a Flicker.

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Only the males have this lovely rouge.  And you can understand from his tail feathers why he’s called the red-shafted Northern Flicker.  The east coast Northern Flickers are yellow-shafted.

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I also realized that I haven’t shown you a picture of Heber.  In case you didn’t think that Utah is astoundingly beautiful in the summer when the trees are still lush, look at this:

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2 Responses to “Northern Flicker”

  1. Tiffany says:

    He has a heart chest. The red “things” on his face kind of remind me of a what chickens have. Very handsome!

    Looks like you would have good mountain biking trails!!!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Mr. Mutton Chops.