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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Yellow-Shafted Flicker Bird

The yellow-shafted flicker (Colaptes auratus auratus) resides in easternNorth America. They are yellow under the tail and underwings and have yellow shafts on their primaries. They have a grey cap, a beige face and a red bar at the nape of their neck. Males have a black oustache. Colaptes comes from the Greek verb colapt, to peck. Auratus is from the Latin root aurat, meaning "gold" or "golden" and refers to the bird's underwing.