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Red-shafted Flicker
  Colaptes cafer

* Has red-orange on feathers under the wings. Eastern variety has yellow feathers under the wing.

* Although it can climb trees and find insects under the bark, it spends much time feeding on the ground on ants.

* It is one of the most strongly migratory of the North American woodpeckers.

* Very commonly seen in the Jordan River bottomland in winter.


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