gilded flicker


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Related to gilded flicker: Northern Flicker, red-shafted flicker
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Noun1.gilded flicker - southwestern United States bird like the yellow-shafted flicker but lacking the red neckgilded flicker - southwestern United States bird like the yellow-shafted flicker but lacking the red neck
flicker - North American woodpecker
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From birds of paradise in the rainforests to demoiselle crane's in the mountains you can also learn about the gilded flicker, a large woodpecker who nests in cactus plants, a loggerhead shrike which uses sharp fences to net its prey on the prairie.
These holes are drilled by the gila woodpecker and the gilded flicker. The saguaro stem makes an excellent nesting site--the temperature inside a nest can be 20 degrees cooler than the outside in summer and 20 degrees warmer in winter.
Watch for gilded flickers, Gila woodpeckers, kestrels, white-winged doves, western screech owls, and cactus wrens, the latter of which dive with impunity into spiny teddy-bear chollas.