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The Tuesday Boulder Return of the Beakless Wonder

  I think Boulder‘s beakless Flicker has returned! This survival wonder is an inspiration to all of us. The Orange-shafted Flicker, often considered a variant or a result of hybridization between the  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/overview (Colaptes auratus cafer) and the Yellow-shafted Flicker (Colaptes auratus auratus), showcases the fascinating diversity within the woodpecker family. These birds, part of […]

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Flicker male woodpecker peeking out from behind a suet feeder.

Boulder’s Beakless Woodpecker, A Cute Flicker Face Seeks Suet

Wondrous Woodpecker! The Northern Flicker, a striking woodpecker species found in Colorado including Boulder at mile high, is a captivating bird with its unique attributes and fascinating behavior. These birds can be observed throughout the state, offering birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts an exciting opportunity to appreciate their beauty and habits. In Colorado, two subspecies of […]

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Boulder’s Majestic Moment: Northern Flicker Captured in Stunning Photograph

The Northern Flicker, a striking woodpecker species, is a captivating bird with a rich history in Colorado. These remarkable birds are known for their distinctive appearance, intriguing behaviors, and significant ecological contributions. Here, we explore their history in Colorado and why they are considered amazing and beautiful, accompanied by some fun facts. Historically, the Northern […]

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