Northern Flicker
Colaptes auratus

credit: Nature's Pic's /CCSA

ADULT MALE Has golden brown back and upper wing coverts, both with black barring; rump is white and tail is black. Head is grayish overall with buffish forecrown; "Yellow-shafted" has extensive buff on face, black malar stripe, and red nape patch ("Red-shafted" has red malar stripe). Note striking black crescent on chest and dark-spotted whitish underparts. ADULT FEMALE Similar, but head lacks malar stripe; "Yellow-shafted" has red nape patch. JUVENILE Similar to respective sex adult.

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