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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Here, I describe the consumption of clay soils from an expansive clay bank in north-central British Columbia, Canada by a Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus L.
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.
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus): Infrequent feeder visitor, has yellow under wings and red splotch on nape.
Further examination and comparisons using museum specimens resulted in a total of six identifications: Anatidae, eagle (Aquila or Haliaeetus), gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), white-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus), short-eared owl (Asio flammeus), and northern flicker (Colaptes auratus luteus).
Once a cavity entrance is enlarged, however, larger secondary cavity users, such as the American kestrel, eastern screech-owl, northern flicker, fox squirrel, raccoon, and wood duck, are able to use the cavity (Table 1).

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