from The Century Dictionary.
- Having red shafts of the wing- and tail-feathers: specifically applied to Colaptes mexicanus, the red-shafted woodpecker or Mexican flicker, related to the common flicker or yellow-shafted woodpecker. It abounds in western North America.
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The columbine had eight inches of new growth in January, and two summers ago found a red-shafted flicker lying in the alley behind my house with grass in its throat and wasps crawling in and out of its mouth.
Some of the more common birds are the northern pygmy-owl, olive warbler, red-faced warbler, hepatic tanager, mountain bluebird, pygmy nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, Mexican junco, Steller's jay, red-shafted flicker and the Rocky Mountain sapsucker.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Semidesert-Open Woodland - Coniferous Forest - Alpine Meadow Province (Bailey)
As he smoked, a red-shafted flicker hammered away at the top of a barren hemlock.
The most abundant resident birds are the bushtit, pinyon jay, plain titmouse, black-chinned hummingbird, Woodhouse's jay, red-tailed hawk, golden eagle, red-shafted flicker, and rock wren.
But then I realize that out West the flickers are red-shafted.
Wedaju conducted me to one of the lesser buildings where a dignified old file in red-bordered shama and turban, sporting a fine white beard and bearing a red-shafted spear of office, ran a cold eye over me; they conversed in Galla, and at last the chamberlain, as I took him to be, made a stately departure, and Wedaju held out his hand and demanded my Joslyn.
Gawaine's hands were shaking as he fit another arrow to the string, but before he could loose it, Cedric bellowed, "Down there, you lads!" and his own red-shafted bolt came streaking across the clearing.
Gawaine's hands were shaking as he fit another arrow to the string, but before he could loose it, Cedric bel - lowed, "Down there, you lads!" and his own red-shafted bolt came streaking across the clearing.
On each side of the head are five feathers of the red-shafted flicker.
Flicker (Coleptes caffer collaris) — Feathers of the red-shafted flicker.
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