Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

NOFL

Code 6

COLAUR

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Flicker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark red-brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: Gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Northern Flicker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 32-36 cm (12.75-14 in)
  • Weight: 71 g (2.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: Buff-white with heavy black spotting and black breast.
  • Upperparts: Brown and black bared with white rump.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Northern Flicker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Several rapid wing beats and then a pause with wings folded atsides producing up-and-down flight pattern.
  • Wingspan Range: 48-53 cm (19-21 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Black and white.
  • Under Tail: Black and white.
  • Leg Color: Gray
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