|Common Name:||Flicker, Northern|
|Scientific Name:||Colaptes auratus |
|Area:||Brush College Park - Salem, Oregon|
|Date:||March 30, 2014|
The top photo shows a female, notice she lacks the red "mustashe" of the males as shown in the lower three photos. Red-shafted and Yellow-shafted Flickers, once listed separately, are now lumped together as Northern Flickers. Red-shafted males as shown here have a red mustache; Yellow-shafted males have a black mustache.
Elkton, Oregon - - - March 22, 2013
This male is busy working on a home for his expectant mate.
Dos Reis County Park, California - - -March 6, 2009
Collier Memorial State Park, Oregon - - - July 21, 2012
|Reference:||The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley||