red-shafted flicker


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red-shaft·ed flicker

 (rĕd′shăf′tĭd)
n.
A subspecies (Colaptes auratus subsp. cafer) of the northern flicker found in western North America and parts of Central America, having a black crescent on the breast, a conspicuous white rump, and red shafts in the wing and tail feathers.
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Noun1.red-shafted flicker - western United States bird with red undersurface to wings and tailred-shafted flicker - western United States bird with red undersurface to wings and tail
flicker - North American woodpecker
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He has a drop loose fan made of extended red-shafted flicker tails.
What I treasure here in autumn are the magpies feeding in the orchard, the red-shafted flicker drumming on the viga above our door, the scat of the mountain lion I have yet to see, the bears that will escape this year's traps, the aspens blazing in the distance.
They found many of the same species as did the Stausses, plus bluebirds, Oregon juncos, white-crowned sparrows, chipping sparrows, golden-crowned sparrows, black phoebes and Say's phoebes, Nuttall's woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, ruby-crowned kinglets, a phainopepla, California thrashers, titmice, red-shafted flickers, a turkey vulture and others.