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Northern Flicker
Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
  Colaptes

Scientific:
  Colaptes auratus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.112

Protonym:
  Cuculus auratus

Avibase ID:
  756009696D15E8A0

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178154

Geographic range:

  • Colaptes auratus auratus: SE US
  • Colaptes auratus luteus: C Alaska to s Labrador, Newfoundland, Montana and ne US
  • Colaptes auratus chrysocaulosus: Cuba
  • Colaptes auratus gundlachi: Grand Cayman I.
  • Colaptes auratus cafer: S Alaska and British Columbia to n California
  • Colaptes auratus mexicanus: W Mexico (Durango) to San Luis Potosí and Oaxaca)
  • Colaptes auratus rufipileus: Formerly Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Extinct; last recorded 1906.
  • Colaptes auratus collaris: SW US to nw Baja and w Mexico (Durango)
  • Colaptes auratus mexicanoides: Highlands of s Mexico (Chiapas) to Nicaragua
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Northern Flicker
Czech:
  datel zlatý
German:
  Ostgoldspecht
Danish:
  Guldspætte
Spanish:
  Carpintero escapulario dorado
Finnish:
  kultatikka
French:
  Pic flamboyant
Icelandic:
  Gullklambra
Italian:
  Picchio aurato
Japanese:
  hashibosokitsutsuki
Japanese:
  ハシボソキツツキ
Dutch:
  Gouden Grondspecht
Norwegian:
  Gullspett
Polish:
  dzieciol rózowoszyi
Portuguese:
  Pica-pau-mosqueado
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Northern Flicker
Russian:
  Золотой шилоклювый дятел
Slovak:
  vlikáč zlatý
Swedish:
  guldspett
Chinese:
  北扑翅鴷


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Pic flamboyant ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Pic flamboyant ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Common Flicker ( Colaptes auratus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Common Flicker ( Colaptes auratus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Colaptes auratus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Colaptes auratus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Colaptes [auratus or chrysoides] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Picot escapular oriental
Czech: Datel zlatý
Danish: Guldspætte
German: Goldspecht, Ostgoldspecht
English: Boreal Flicker, Common Flicker, Cuban Flicker, Gilded Flicker, Gilded Woodpecker, Golden-winged Woodpecker, Guadalupe Flicker, Malherbe's Flicker, Mearns' Flicker, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Flicker, Red-shafted Flicker, Red-shafted Woodpecker, San Fernando Flicker, San Pedro Flicker, Southern Flicker, Yellowhammer, Yellow-shafted Flicker
Spanish: Carpintero Alirrojo, Carpintero Collarejo, Carpintero de Cañones Amarillos, Carpintero de Pechera, Carpintero Dorado, Carpintero Escapulario, Carpintero escapulario dorado, Carpintero norteño, Checo norteño
Spanish (Cuba): Carpintero Escapulario
Spanish (Spain): Carpintero Escapulario
Spanish (Honduras): Checo norteño
Spanish (Mexico): Carpintero Alirrojo, Carpintero Collarejo, carpintero de pechera, Carpintero norteño
Spanish (Nicaragua): Carpintero Norteño
Estonian: põhja-täpikrähn, täpikrähn, täpikrähn (põhja-täpikrähn)
Finnish: Kiljutikka, kultatikka
French: Pic doré, Pic flamboyant, Pic rosé
Hungarian: északi hangyászküllő
Icelandic: Gullklambra
Italian: Picchio aurato, Picchio dorato
Japanese: hashibosokitsutsuki
Japanese: ハシボソキツツキ
Latin: Colaptes auratus, Colaptes auratus auratus
Lithuanian: Auksinis genys, Paprastasis ylasnapis genys
Latvian: zeltainais dzenis
Dutch: Gouden Grondspecht, Goudspecht
Norwegian: Gullspett
Ojibwa: ᒧᓂᑲᐧᓀ
Polish: dzieciol rózowoszyi, dzięcioł różowoszyi
Portuguese: Pica-pau-mosqueado
Portuguese (Portugal): Pica-pau-mosqueado
Russian: Золотой дятел, Золотой шилоклювый дятел, шилоклювый дятел
Slovak: ďateľ zlatý, vlikác zlatý, vlikáč zlatý
Slovenian: grahasta žolna
Serbian: Američka zlatokrila žuna
Swedish: Guldspett
Turkish: Altın Ağaçkakan
Chinese: 北扑翅鴷, 普通扑动鴷
Chinese (Traditional): 撲動鴷

 

         

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