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Dimensions5616 x 3744
Original file size14.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken16-May-10 06:46
Date modified8-Jan-18 09:54
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length560 mm
Max lens aperturef/8
Exposure1/1250 at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
A Gilded Flicker Woodpecker. Saguaro Bloom

A Gilded Flicker Woodpecker. Saguaro Bloom

Colaptes is the genus of woodpeckers which contains the flickers. The scientific name means "the pecker", Latinized from the Greek verb kolápto (κολάπτω), "to peck".
One well-known member of this genus is the Northern Flicker (C. auratus), a subspecies of which is known in parts of the southern U.S. as the "Yellowhammer". It is the state bird of Alabama, and the state's nickname is the "Yellowhammer State".
Colaptes woodpeckers typically have a brown or green back and wings with black barring, and a beige to yellowish underside, with black spotting or barring. There are usually colorful markings on the head. Many of these birds – particularly the northerly species – are more terrestrial than usual among woodpeckers.