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Northern Flicker
Colaptes auratus

The Northern Flicker is a common species, yet Breeding Bird Survey trends indicate this species' numbers are declining.

Reasons for this decline are highly speculative.

Possibilities include the general maturing and closing of forests in the East and the use of pesticides on lawns and other feeding areas.

Image, Audio: Copyright © 2000 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY.
Artist: Larry McQeen. Recordists: Gregory F. Budney & Robert C. Stein