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.