Northern Flicker (male, chicks, nest)

A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) nest spotted during a photowalk through the “Wildlife Sanctuary,” one of seven small parks owned and maintained by the Community Association of Hollin Hills, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is an adult male, as indicated by its black malar (moustache), feeding at least two chicks in the nest. Both males and females have a red crescent on the nape of their neck.


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