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    Gilded Flicker

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    Gilded Flicker

    Colaptes chrysoides
    • ORDER: Piciformes
    • FAMILY: Picidae
    Basic Description

    A large and common woodpecker of the saguaro cactus forests of the Sonoran Desert, the Gilded Flicker has the gray face and red mustache of the "red-shafted" form of the Northern Flicker, but the yellow wings of the "yellow-shafted" form.

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    Other Names
    • Carpintero de Pechera del Noroeste (Spanish)
    • Pic chrysoïde (French)
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