northern flicker


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Related to northern flicker: pileated woodpecker, mourning dove, downy woodpecker

northern flicker

n.
A flicker (Colaptes auratus) of North and Central America having several subspecies, especially the yellow-shafted flicker of northern and eastern North America and the red-shafted flicker of western North America.
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* 'BLUECROP' HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY (Vaccinium corymbosum)--mountain chickadee, Northern flicker
The northern flicker is bigger and so nattily attired that it alone justifies the purchase of a pair of binoculars.
A Northern Flicker feeding at an oversized suet feeder built especially for woodpeckers.
Northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) and red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) were the only two species not observed in unburned forest; both species were predominantly found at low severity and high severity burned sites.
BIRD SUET THISTLE BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER SEED CARDINAL * * BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADE * * CAROLINA CHICKADEE * * HOUSE FINCH * * PURPLE FINCH * * NORTHERN FLICKER * AMERICAN GOLDFINCH * * BLUE JAY * * DARK-EYED JUNCO * NUTHATCH * * PINE SISKIN * * WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW * HOUSE SPARROW * TUFTED TITMOUSE * * TOWHEE * DOWNY WOODPECKER * * HAIRY WOODPECKER * * RED-BELLIED WOODPECKE * * CAROLINA WREN * * HOUSE WREN * *
Bird watchers may encounter yellow-bellied sapsucker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, northern flicker, pileated woodpecker, and eastern wood-pewee.
When I asked what they were so excited about, the woman announced proudly, "We've never seen one before." She turned to her husband, but he was already gone, scrambling through the trees to catch a glimpse of a Northern Flicker that had just alighted in a nearby tree.
In a study in Ohio, Ingold (1994) found that starlings usurped 39 percent of Red-bellied Woodpecker cavities, 14 percent of Northern Flicker {Colaptes auratus) cavities and 15 percent of Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) cavities.
However, common species were generally the same for each study, including mountain chickadee, pygmy and white-breasted nuthatch, dark-eyed junco, western bluebird, hairy woodpecker, northern flicker, and Steller's jay.
Among nonpasserines, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers were abundant at all three sites; whereas, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Chimney Swift, Northern Flicker, and Hairy Woodpecker were abundant at Bohm Woods (Table 5).
The selected birds range from the Northern Flicker and the Great-Horned Owl, to the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, and the Northern Spotted Owl.

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