Flicker Photos and Information

Flickers do occasionally come by my suet feeder, but itīs pretty rare and theyīre extremely shy. I donīt have many good pictures of these birds.

The Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus is around 12.5" long and is a woodpecker. It hangs easily on the sides of trees. It has a tan back with black stripes, and a light beige chest with black spots. The male has a red spot on the back of his head.

The flicker tends to call out with a kwikkwikkwik long song. Besides the suet, Iīve also seen these at the back seed feeders, on the ground below them.

Flicker


There are two varieties of the northern flicker. The red-shafted has salmon colored underwings, while the yellow-shafted has yellow underwings. The yellow-shafted flicker is the state bird of Alabama.

The flicker is a very shy bird and races off at the mere thought of noise.

Flicker

Photos of Flickers
Photos of Flickers in Trees

Make your own Suet - a tasty Flicker treat
State Bird Listing



Encyclopedia of Birds - Descriptions and Photos


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