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"Northern Flicker"
Northern Flicker:    Audubon, in his "The Birds of America" (1842, vol.4), splits the yellow-shafted and the red-shafted Flicker into two species, as was custom of the times. He called the yellow-shafted Flicker the "Golden-winged Woodpecker" while the red-shafted was the "Red-shafted Woodpecker". Audubon states that Swainson first described the Red-shafted Woodpecker from a specimen from Mexico.


"Golden-winged Woodpecker":    "... This species, which is usually called Pique-bois jaune by the French settlers in Louisiana, and receives the name of High-holder, Yucker, and Flicker in other parts of the Union, being seldom or never graced with the epithet Golden-winged, employed by naturalists, is one of the most lively of our birds, and is found over the whole of the United States. ..."    -- [Audubon, 1842, "The Birds of America", vol.4, p.282]

"Red-shafted Woodpecker":    "... Mr. Townsend informs me that it is known to the Chinook Indians by the name of A-Koptil-Kow ..."    -- [Audubon, 1842, "The Birds of America", vol.4, p.290]


 
Vancouver, Washington ...

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Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken November 24, 2012. Canon Rebel T3i, 300z.
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Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken November 24, 2012. Canon Rebel T3i, 300z.


Very Unusual Intergrade ...

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"Intergrade" ... Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 3, 2016. Nikon P900.
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"Intergrade" ... Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken January 3, 2016. Right image taken January 4, 2016. Nikon P900.


By Location (alphabetical)
Baskett Slough NWR, Salem, Oregon ...

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Northern Flicker, female, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon ...

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Northern Flicker, Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Image taken September 27, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 200z w/1.4.


Lacamas Lake, Washington ... Yellow-shafted and Red-shafted at each other !!!!!!! ...

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Northern Flickers, male yellow-shafted and female red-shafted, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken October 7, 2009. Canon Rebel T1i, 200mm.
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Northern Flickers, male yellow-shafted and female red-shafted, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken October 7, 2009. Canon Rebel T1i, 200mm.
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Northern Flickers, male yellow-shafted and female red-shafted, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken October 7, 2009. Canon Rebel T1i, 200mm.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Northern Flicker, female. Weather rainy, grey, and dreary. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken January 6, 2009.

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Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Northern Flicker, red-shafted, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. From LaFramboise Road. Image taken October 11, 2008. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.
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Northern Flicker, red-shafted, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. From LaFramboise Road. Image taken October 11, 2008. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.


... "intergrade" ...

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Northern Flicker, "intergrade", male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. From LaFramboise Road. Image taken November 4, 2010. Fuji s200exr.
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Northern Flicker, "intergrade", male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. From LaFramboise Road. Image taken November 4, 2010. Fuji s200exr.


... youngster and adult ...

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Northern Flicker youngster and adult, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. Image taken July 22, 2009. Fuji s100fs.
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Northern Flickers, adult feeding youngster, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. Image taken July 22, 2009. Fuji s100fs.
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Northern Flickers, youngster (left) and adult, male, (right), Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. Image taken July 22, 2009. Fuji s100fs.
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Northern Flicker and Cedar Waxwing youngsters, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. Image taken July 22, 2009. Fuji s100fs.


Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2010, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Northern Flicker, female, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Image taken June 13, 2010. Canon Rebel T1i, 300mm.


... scenic ...

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Northern Flicker, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Image taken May 25, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Underwood, Washington ...

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Northern Flicker, male, Underwood, Washington. Beautiful cold (freezing) winter day. Image taken February 2, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Vancouver, Washington ...

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Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 12, 2011, Canon Rebel T2i, 300zoom.


... male ...

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Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken April 1, 2010, Canon EOS 7D, 400mm.
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Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken November 15, 2009, Sony A100, 500mm. Right image taken November 22, 2009, through double-paned picture window, Fuji s100fs.


... female ...

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Northern Flicker, female, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken through double-paned plate glass window. Image taken November 22, 2009. Fuji s100fs.
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Northern Flicker, female, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken through double-paned plate glass window. Image taken November 22, 2009. Fuji s100fs.


Backyard feeder, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Northern Flicker, female, Vancouver, Washington. Shot through double-paned picture window. Image taken April 4, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Shot through double-paned picture window. Image taken October 24, 2009. Canon Rebel T1i, 200mm.
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Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Shot through double-paned picture window. Image taken November 22, 2009. Fuji s100fs.
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Northern Flicker, female, Vancouver, Washington. Shot through double-paned picture window. Image taken November 22, 2009. Fuji s100fs.
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Northern Flicker, female, Vancouver, Washington. Shot through double-paned picture window. Image taken November 14, 2009. Fuji s100fs.
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Northern Flicker, male, Vancouver, Washington. Shot through double-paned picture window. Image taken October 31, 2009. Digiscoped, Mirador 50mm spotting scope, 15-45 zoom, with Sony DSC-W200.


... "intergrade" ...

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Northern Flicker, male, "intergrade", Vancouver, Washington. Photographed through double-paned plate-glass picture window. Image taken May 14, 2011. Fuji s100fs.
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Northern Flicker, female (left) and male, "intergrade" (right), Vancouver, Washington. Photographed through double-paned plate-glass picture window. Image taken May 14, 2011. Fuji s100fs.


... "it's snowing" ...

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"it's snowing !!!" ... Northern Flicker, female, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 29, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.
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"it's snowing !!!" ... Northern Flicker, female, and Townsend's Warbler, male, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 29, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.
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"it's snowing !!!" ... Northern Flicker, female, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 29, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.


... with Black-capped Chickadee ...

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Northern Flicker and Black-capped Chickadee, Vancouver, Washington. Shot through double-paned picture window. Image taken November 10, 2009. Fuji s100fs.


Vancouver Lake, Washington ...

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Northern Flicker, female, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 28, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Northern Flicker, female, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 28, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.



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