Northern Flickers Getting Ready to Nest in Central New Mexico

A loud, rapid drumming emanated from hillside woodlands in the Cienega Canyon Picnic Area.  “Northern Flicker,” I signaled to my friend Barbara. We had hiked into the area prior to its being opened for the season, and the drumming was one of the persistent sounds that accompanied the rattle of the Steller’s Jays. Loud and …

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Interesting and New Bird Species in China