Tree Clinging

Gilded Flicker

Colaptes chrysoides
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Length: 11 in. (28 cm )
A species closely associated with Saguaro Cactus and open desert, this woodpecker eats fruit and insects, especially ants from the ground. It makes its nest hole in a tall cactus but is often driven from the nest cavity by Starlings.

The four-digit banding code is GIFL.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Richard Ditch


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Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Gilded Flicker
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: March 22, 2018
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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Gilded Flicker. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 22, 2018 from

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Dr. Biology. "Gilded Flicker". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017.

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