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Northern Flicker [Yellow-shafted morph]

Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus] (= Colaptes auratus auratus) (Linnaeus, 1758)

The northern flicker or common flicker is a medium-sized bird of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. Over 100 common names for the northern flicker are known, including yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names derive from attempts to imitate some of its calls. It is the state bird of Alabama Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
   Colaptes
Scientific:
  Colaptes auratus auratus


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.112

Protonym:
  Cuculus auratus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727017


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2B7F252550D511C0

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2B7F2525

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2B7F2525


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178157

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.
English:
Northern Flicker [Yellow-shafted morph]
French:
Pic flamboyant [auratus ou chrysocaulosus]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Northern Flicker [Yellow-shafted morph] ( Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted morph) ( Colaptes auratus [auratus/mexicanoides])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted morph) ( Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted morph) ( Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted morph) ( Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted morph) ( Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Northern Flicker [Yellow-shafted morph] ( Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Northern Flicker [Yellow-shafted morph] ( Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Northern Flicker [Yellow-shafted morph] ( Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Yellow-shafted Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Colaptes auratus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Colaptes auratus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Colaptes auratus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: subspecies group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Colaptes auratus

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Picot escapular, Picot escapular oriental
German: Ostgoldspecht
English: Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted morph), Northern Flicker [Yellow-shafted morph], Yellow-shafted Flicker
Esperanto: Orpego
Spanish: Carpintero escapulario dorado
French: Pic doré, Pic flamboyant (dorée), Pic flamboyant [auratus ou chrysocaulosus]
Italian: Picchio aurato
Scientific: Colaptes auratus, Colaptes auratus [auratus or chrysocaulosus], Colaptes auratus [auratus/mexicanoides], Colaptes auratus auratus, Cuculus auratus

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