Monday, March 22, 2010

Red-shafted Flicker

It's amazing what you can find in a half hour in the right spot. I took a quick walk through part of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge during lunch and ended up shooting about 7 different birds with several images decent enough to post from 3 or 4 birds. This image wasn't the best, but I liked it as I am more familiar with the Yellow-shafted Flicker found in the mid-west rather than this Red-shafted Flicker. The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds states that the Yellow-shafted, Red-shafted and Gilded Flickers are part of the same species known as Northern Flickers. They just have different color forms.

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