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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This got me thinking about birds and wings and glass and just yesterday, a red-shafted flicker flew into our living room window, hard.
He has a drop loose fan made of extended red-shafted flicker tails.
But what spurred a poem, "Pueblo Pot," was a "red-shafted flicker and his bride"--"two Navajos enchanted." They appeared on a housetop, flashing the wonder of their underwings; There stood, mysterious and harsh and sleek, Wrenching the indigo berry from the shedding woodbine with strong ebony beak.