Birds of Yukon: The Northern Flicker

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This bird of colourful stripes is a male Northern Flicker. (Colaptes Autarus) They’re a species of woodpecker.

The Peterson guide says it’s known for “sometimes awkwardly hopping on the ground feeding on ants.”

The Northern Flicker has a very bright and bold colour accents: A red triangle on the back of its head and black stripes on the sides of its face.

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