Flicker, Northern (Red-shafted) 

Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker, Colaptes auratus cafer.  Photographed in Mineral Creek, East side of the Black Range, September 18, 2017.  See Birds of the Black Range - A to H and The Birds of Colorado, Utah, & Nevada,  for additional photos and The Birds of the Black Range video portfolio for video.  The range of the Northern Flicker C. auratus is shown to the right.  This species is found in the yellow arrow only in the northern hemisphere summer, green indicates its resident range, and the species is found in the blue areas only in the winter.  The subspecies C. a. cafer is found in the west.  Range map is courtesy of Ken Thomas.

© Robert Barnes 2017-2018