POTD 8/23/21

August 23, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

NORTHERN FLICKER - A male Northern Flicker, also called a Yellow-Shafted Flicker, hunts ants on the ground. The Flickers bright white rump patch is hidden when they are perched or hunting ants, but obvious when they take off, and along with their yellow underwings probably serves to startle potential predators. The eruption of bright colors when they take off, the flickering white and yellow of the flying bird is what gives the species its name.


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