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Birds first to bring color back to region

An apparently hybridized red-shafted northern flicker hangs out in Coeur d'Alene. This male has some red feathers on its nape, which is a trait of the Yellow-shafted variety.
 (Deb Opsal)
An apparently hybridized red-shafted northern flicker hangs out in Coeur d'Alene. This male has some red feathers on its nape, which is a trait of the Yellow-shafted variety. (Deb Opsal)

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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