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Gilded Flicker

Silhouette WoodpeckersWoodpeckers
Gilded FlickerColaptes 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 californiano (Spanish)
  • Pic chrysoïde (French)
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