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Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Sunny Tseng 2019-05-12 Greater Vancouver A (near Vancouver), Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Greater Vancouver Area (Canada) (50 m) call -

Recording normalized to -3dB.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

479794
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Andrew Spencer 20-05-2009 Barfoot Park, Cochise Co., Arizona, Arizona (United States) (? m) calls (A) - calls from a male bird perched on the top of a dead tree 34822
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Jorge de Leon Cardozo and Susan Hochgraf 2014-04-12 Fenton River Meadows, Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut, Tolland (United States) (100 m) call -

Calling from dead tree beside stream in open meadow, about 15 meters away.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

173967
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Jelmer Poelstra 17-04-2008 Oneida Lake, NY, Oswego (United States) (50 m) song (A) -   83510
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus martirensis Richard E Webster 2006-05-09 Observatorio area, Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Baja California (Mexico) (2400 m m) song -   71845
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Eric DeFonso 2012-04-25 North Shields Pond, Fort Collins, Larimer Cty, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1523 m) call (A) - the long call, given sporadically during preening from an open branch high up in a snag near the pond 103336
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Garrett MacDonald 2013-06-11 Mt. Haggin WMA - German Gulch access, Silver Bow County, Montana, Silver Bow (United States) (1700 m) call -

Natural calls from a Red-shafted male perched on a snag near its nest cavity. 'Klear' and bubbly calls. Recording not modified.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

138070
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus collaris Jim Holmes 2016-05-21 Barfoot Park, Cochise County, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (2500 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

317971
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Thomas G. Graves 2013-02-28 Montana de Oro State Park, California, San Luis Obispo (United States) (20 m) Kikikikiki, call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

124485
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Eric Hough 2015-12-15 Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Johnson County, Kansas, Johnson (United States) (300 m) call -

'Yellow-shafted' form. Calls twice in recording. Amplification, low and high pass filters used in Audacity.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

297038
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus William Whitehead 2019-08-24 Hawk Rise Sanctuary (near Linden), Union County, New Jersey, Union (United States) (0 m) call -

Kleer and Wik-a

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

494025
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Paul Marvin 2014-03-10 Pine Island Conservation Area, Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard (United States) (0 m) drumming -

only drummed three times in recording,unknown background drums

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173769
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Ed Pandolfino 2014-06-12 Antelope Valley, Sierra, California, Sierra (United States) (1600 m) begging call, call -

extended sequence near active nest cavity, includes adult calls and much begging from nestlings, narration at end

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

450926
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Jonathon Jongsma 2012-06-22 Custer State Park, SD, Custer (United States) (1500 m) call (A) - calls from a bird poking its head out of a nest hole in the trunk of a pine tree. 104536
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus William Whitehead 2019-08-28 Hawk Rise Sanctuary (near Linden), Union County, New Jersey, Union (United States) (0 m) call -

Wik Series

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

494690
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Paul Marvin 2014-03-11 Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (10 m) call, male -

continuous weka calls from male pair, mostly from one male as they were perched together on tree trunk

the other call from unseen bird (presumed female) caused the calling male to get excited, he bobbed his head back-and-force whenever he heard it

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173771
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Eric DeFonso 2013-03-30 Walker Ranch, Boulder County, Colorado, Boulder (United States) (2200 m) call -

Three individuals landing in ponderosa pine. Wicka-wicka and kliu calls. Range ~25m. Habitat is ponderosa pine woodland/forest in Front Range pediment.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

172426
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Ed Pandolfino 2019-06-14 Rye Patch Inlet, Pershing County, Nevada, Pershing (United States) (1300 m) drumming -

drumming on a utility pole

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

482284
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Nick Komar 2018-01-23 Lee Martinez Park, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1500 m) drumming -

Drumming (8 drums) from two Red-shafted Flicker males in close proximity to each other in cottonwoods along the Cache La Poudre River. Recording unmodified except for removal of 90 seconds of silence.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

400586
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Todd Wilson 04-04-2010 Kettle Moraine State Park, South Unit, Waukesha Co., Wisconsin, Waukesha (United States) (263 m) calls and drumming (A) -   61516
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus cafer Tim Marquardt 2014-06-07 Pigeon Spring, Slate Creek Divide, Maricopa County, Arizona, Gila (United States) (1900 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

181448
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Nick Komar 2016-06-19 Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1500 m) begging call, call, juvenile -

Four nestlings perched in a tree cavity (very cute!) in a dying plains cottonwood tree at the edge of Boyd Lake.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

323227
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus collaris Richard E. Webster 2015-06-11 Cave Creek Canyon, Middle Fork, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1600 m) begging call, call -

at least two adults, and at least one large juv inside a hole in a sycamore; begging loudest after 5:00 to 5:50, especially 5:36; noisy stream

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

268466
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Sue Riffe 2016-06-09 Carrizo Canyon, Baca County, Colorado, Baca (United States) (1500 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

321823
xeno-canto.org
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