Flicker or meadowlark

by Don
(Tuttle, Oklahoma)


Black "v" on chest ,red stripe on back of neck horizontally

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Dec 10, 2016
Flicker Identification NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

I live outside Seattle Washington and have mostly the Red-Shafted Flickers at our feeders. But occasionally we have a Yellow-Shafted Flicker. The male Red- Shafted has a red "moustach" but no red on the back of its neck. The male Yellow-Shafted has a black "moustach" and the bright red strip on the back of its neck like the bird in the photo. The website https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/id has some very good photos of both the Red and Yellow-Shafted Flickers. Happy Birding!

Dec 10, 2016
Definitely A Flicker NEW
by: Laura Hess-Colorado Springs, CO

Yes, this is a Northern Flicker....it's kinda hard to see whether it's a Yellow-Shafted or Red-Shafted Northern Flicker, but they're basically the same, other than the color and where they live being different. Flickers are one of my most favorite birds! I have several feeders, including a hanging seed barrel with ingredients especially for Flickers and other Woodpeckers (like nuts, bugs, etc.), and I love watching them clinging to the seed barrel pecking away! 😊 Here is a link to a page that explains the differences between the Yellow-Shafted and Red-Shafted:

http://www.birds-of-north-america.net/flickers.html

Dec 09, 2016
Flicker or Meadowlark NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

Definitely a Northern Flicker. I believe it is a Yellow Shafted Flicker.

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