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Gilded Flicker

Colaptes chrysoides

The Gilded Flicker has a nearly identical range as the Gila Woodpecker, which is southern Arizona’s Sonoran desert, into Mexico’s west coast and Baja California.

This bird could be confused with the Northern Flicker, but the Red-Shafted feathers of the Northern Flicker are obvious when seeing the underside of the birds wings, differ from the Gilded Flicker’s yellow feathers. Further, the Gilded Flicker makes its home where Saguaro Cacti are near, where the Norther Flicker nests in riparian trees and rarely (if ever) use the cactus for nesting.

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