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The Red-shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. They are cavity nesters who typically nest in trees. They prefer to excavate their own home though they will reuse and repair damaged or abandoned nests. It takes about 1 to 2 weeks to build the nest which is built by both sexes of the mating pairs. The entrance hole is roughly 2-4 inches wide.<br />
A typical clutch consists of 6 to 8 eggs.  Incubation is by both sexes for approximately 11 to 12 days. The young are fed by regurgitation and fledge about 25 to 28 days after hatching.
The Red-shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. They are cavity nesters who typically nest in trees. They prefer to excavate their own home though they will reuse and repair damaged or abandoned nests. It takes about 1 to 2 weeks to build the nest which is built by both sexes of the mating pairs. The entrance hole is roughly 2-4 inches wide.
A typical clutch consists of 6 to 8 eggs. Incubation is by both sexes for approximately 11...
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