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Gilded Flicker
Colaptes chrysoides

Gilded Flicker, Phoenix

Gilded Flickers are most easily found in the desert areas where the saguaro cactus grows.  They become more common the farther east of Yuma you travel, and are easily found in the Phoenix and Tucson areas, especially in the Saguaro National Monument.  In the Yuma area, they are found in the cactus forests in the southern part of the Gila and Tinijas Mountains.