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Flicker

The Captains noted the "lark woodpecker" at several points along their route, both outbound and returning. This bird is now designated as the northern flicker.

Meteorology notes, April 11, 1805--The lark woodpecker, with yellow wings, and a black spot on the breast common to the U’States has appeared,

Capt. Lewis, March 4, 1806--The large woodpecker or log cock (ed. - pileated woodpecker), the lark wood pecker and the small white wood pecker with a read head (ed. – red breasted sapsucker) are the same with those of the Atlantic states and are found exclusively in the timbered country.

Capt. Clark, March 4, 1806--The large woodpecker or log cock the lark wood pecker and the common wood pecker with a read head are the same with those of the Atlantic states and are found exclusively in the timbered country.

 
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