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Male Red-shafted Flicker (Northern), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Colaptes auratus, 12.5 in / 31.74 cm. COMMON and widespread in wooded areas with openings such as forest edges, golf courses and parks, riparian cottonwoods. Unlike other woodpeckersRESHFL forages mainly on the ground, eating ants.

Silverlake Park, South Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA.
City park rather than a housing development, Flickr map wrong again.

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Tags:   Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) Red-shafted Flicker (Northern) Colaptes auratus Woodpeckers PICIDAE Birds of Arizona ©bryanjsmith.

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Female Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis, 16.5 in / 41.91 cm. COMMON and widespread. Nests on ponds and lakes. Winters on ponds, lakes and protected bays. Favors fresh water.

Reid Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA.

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Tags:   Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl ANATIDAE Birds of Arizona ©bryanjsmith

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1st Winter Harris's Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula, 7.5 in / 19.05 cm. UNCOMMON and local. Fairly RARE in SE AZ. Nests in patches of brushy willows and other shrubs among stunted, open spruce woods near treelike. Winters in hedgerows and brushy areas, often at woodland edges or riparian corridors.

Silverlake Park, South Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA. City park rather than a housing development - Flickr map gets it wrong.

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Tags:   Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula New World Sparrows PASSERELLIIDAE Birds of Arizona ©bryanjsmith

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Unknown Flower, Flowering tree.

Lower Bella Vista Road, Ecuador.

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Tags:   Flowering Trees of Ecuador Wildflowers of Ecuador

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Cabbage Tree, Cabbage Palm, Torbay Palm, Troquay Palm, Cordyline australis, to 20 m / 66 ft. ENDEMIC. Source of food. Source of fiber for textiles, rope, fishing line, baskets, waterproof capes and cloaks, and sandals. Wide range of habitats in NZ and introduced to other locations world-wide where climate influences variations in appearance.

Tohuna Torea Natural Reserve, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Tags:   Cabbage Palm Tree Torbay Palm Torquay Palm Cordyline australis LOMANDROIDEAE Trees of New Zealand ©bryanjsmith


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