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Northern Flicker #077
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. is one of the few woodpecker species that migrates, and is the only woodpecker that commonly feeds on the ground. There are over 100 common names for the Northern Flicker. Among them are: Yellowhammer,gaffer woodpecker,harry-wicket, heigh-ho. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its calls.