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Post by Dragon Mon May 17, 2021 5:23 am

Male and female Northern Flickers are popularly known as “machine gun woodpeckers” because of the sound they make when hitting their beak on metal, which sounds a lot like the sound of a real machine gun.

The Northern Flicker is a woodpecker native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands.

It is 7 to 15 inches long , with a brown, barred back and black spotted under-parts.

From early spring and into midsummer, this bird likes to make its presence felt by making a loud, evenly spaced, rapid drumming sound by hammering their beaks against metallic surfaces.

This sound is both a mating call and a way to establish territory, but to the human ear it sounds just like a machinegun, hence the bird’s nickname, machine gun woodpecker.


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Post by Dragon Mon May 17, 2021 5:26 am

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Yellow-shafted northern flicker (female) (Colaptes auratus), Cabin Lake viewing blinds, Deschutes National Forest, near Fort Rock, Oregon


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Post by Dragon Mon May 17, 2021 5:29 am



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Post by Dragon Mon May 17, 2021 5:31 am



World's Loudest Woodpecker Drumming and Pecking!

Northern Flickers use real man-made steel drums - metal chimney caps - that makes them intelligent "tool-users" and likely among the loudest woodpecker drummers in the world.


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