The BioFiles - Bill Hubick

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus)

Northern Flicker  / Genus Colaptes  / Family Picidae  / Order Piciformes  / Class Aves  / Phylum Chordata  / Kingdom Animalia

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) at Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1/31/2009).

A Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) at Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1/31/2009).

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) at Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1/31/2009).

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) at Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1/31/2009).

Caught sleeping - Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) at Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1/31/2009).

A Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) at Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1/31/2009).

A male Northern Flicker in flight over Assateague Island, Worcester County, Maryland (11/9/2008). With wings fully extended, you can see the yellow shafts of the feathers that give our eastern birds their subspecies name, Yellow-shafted Flicker.


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