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Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-07 19:31
Viewed: 4353
Points: 12
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Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

From my archives

The Northern Flicker is one of the few North American woodpeckers that is strongly migratory. Flickers in the northern parts of their range move south for the winter, although a few individuals often stay rather far north.

Although it can climb up the trunks of trees and hammer on wood like other woodpeckers, the Northern Flicker prefers to find food on the ground. Ants are its main food, and the flicker digs in the dirt to find them. It uses its long barbed tongue to lap up the ants.
(from "All About Birds")

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Hi Mario,
That's one of the nicer flicker images I have seen. It's has great color and detail.
Well done.

This is a good capture.TFS

Hi Mario
Fantastic photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Hi Mario, What exceptional clarity! Very nice.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-08 7:10]

Excellent image of this beautiful flicker, the details and colors are marvelous, good capture. tfs.

Hello Mario,
This is a very beautiful, colourful and well composed photo, well done!
Best wishes,

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