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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 Sue Riffe 2017-03-30 Crow Valley, Weld County, Colorado, Weld (United States) (1500 m) song -

Singing from a dead limb of a Cottonwood Tree about 50 feet up.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368592
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Peter Boesman 2007-02-17 Patagonia State Park, AZ, United States (United States) call -

ID certainty 100%. (Archiv. tape 500 side A track 300 seq. A)

221249
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus David Darrell-Lambert 2019-05-15 Rondeau, ON, Kent (Canada) (180 m) call, drumming -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

476943
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus collaris Richard E. Webster 2006-07-10 Mesa El Campanero, Yécora, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (2000 m) song -

interval shortened three times; one bird, recordings over a 40 minute period; the interval between the 2nd and 3rd songs is authentic;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

453252
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Ross Gallardy 2015-03-19 Santa Cruz Island, California, Santa Cruz Island (United States) (320 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

297479
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 red-shafted Jonathon Jongsma 2015-06-26 Four Mile Draw Rd, Custer State Park, South Dakota, Custer (United States) (1400 m) call, drumming -

A bird drumming and calling from a trunk of dead ponderosa pine on a grassy hill next to a gravel road. This area appears to have suffered a fire in recent years since all the trees in this area were dead trunks. As a result, this area held a large number of woodpeckers, including hairy, lewis's, red-headed, and northern flicker.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

254591
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Peter Boesman 2003-04-13 Ocosingo road, Chiapas, Chiapas (Mexico) interaction calls -

ID certainty 100%. (Archiv. tape 166 side B track 1 seq. B)

221247
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Chris Parrish 06/06/2007 Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee, Franklin (United States) (580 m) call (A) - long laughing call from a male 13696
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Jim Berry 2016-04-30 Watts Flats WMA, Town of Harmony (near Panama), Chautauqua County, New York, Chautauqua (United States) (440 m) Wicka, alarm call, call, wicka call as well as alarm call. -

3db boost used. 2 birds in the recording.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

314603
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus J.R. Rigby 2015-11-01 Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi, Panola (United States) (70 m) call -

Distance from microphone ~30 m. 60 F, calm.

Habitat

Cypress Point, Sardis Lower Lake. Open hardwood grove along lakeshore.

Editing

Adobe Audition. FFT filter: Hamming window, 2048 pts, 400kHz-14kHz.

Equipment

Fostex FR-2 digital field recorder with Telinga Pro 22' parabolic reflector

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

288992
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 Antonio Xeira 2016-04-15 Marsh View, Oakland County, Michigan, Oakland (United States) (280 m) drumming, song -

Bird call and pecking on dead tree. Sequence of actions repeated several times.

Same bird as XC313676

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

313675
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Chris Parrish 24/05/2007 Baie Sainte Marguerite, Saguenay, Quebec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (30 m) drumming and call (A) -   13643
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus auratus Paul Marvin 2014-01-26 Coastal Prairie Trail, Flamingo, Everglades National Park, Florida, Monroe (United States) (0 m) call -

calls not ID'd to sex, three flickers present and at least two were males

two flickers are arguing through the recording while the other looks on

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

166107
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus chrysocaulosus Gerard Gorman 2013-03-19 Soplillar, Matanzas Province , Matanzas (Cuba) (1 m) call, female, song -

Female high on a palm tree in open woodland

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

126886
xeno-canto.org
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 cafer Tim Avery 2015-06-22 Morgan, Morgan County, Utah, Morgan (United States) (2100 m) call -

Bird calling from the entrance to a nest cavity about 2.5M high in a Gambel's Oak.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

253572
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 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 cafer Jim Holmes 2017-05-06 Lily Gulch, Marin County, California, Marin (United States) (220 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368286
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 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 Chris Parrish 24/05/2007 Baie Sainte Marguerite, Saguenay, Quebec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (30 m) calls (A) -   13644
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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