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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 Ed Pandolfino 2015-09-23 Rattlesnake road, El Dorado County, California, El Dorado (United States) (1500 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

450927
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Sue Riffe 2016-07-08 Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1600 m) call -

Flew into Cottonwood Tree, called and then flew off in a different direction.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331897
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 Nick Komar 2017-07-08 Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1500 m) Nestling calls -

Recording high-pass filtered. Several call types from large nestlings (approximately 2 weeks old).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

379036
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Antonio Xeira 2016-03-22 Stony Creek Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan, Macomb (United States) (260 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

309651
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
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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 Paul Marvin 2018-10-23 Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, San Diego (United States) (100 m) call -

not seen calling, I saw it shortly after

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

448954
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus auratus Dylan Pedro 2014-06-30 Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, Providence (United States) (160 m) call, male -

Canon EOS Rebel T3i built-in mic. Habitat: Open, riparian freshwater marsh. Lots of tall dead trees. Grasses and reeds make up the undergrowth. Marsh surrounded by mixed coniferous forest. Behavior: Singing about 40 feet up in a dead tree. Adult male plumage. Conditions: Sunny, 80 degrees F, strong wind. Other: Recording was trimmed of extraneous noise, actual song frequency was about once every 60 seconds.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

184521
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) call, song -

two adults near a nest hole with at least one large young; first recording of this group

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

268468
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
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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
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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
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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 Eric Hough 2015-06-13 Hualapai Mountain Park, Mohave County, Arizona, Mohave (United States) (2100 m) call -

Amplification, low and high-pass filters used in Audacity. Clipped from longer Northern Raven recording: XC283561.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

283562
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Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Jelmer Poelstra 17-04-2008 Oneida Lake, NY, Oswego (United States) (50 m) song (A) -   83510
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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. My dog was also sniffing around and jingling his tags.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368593
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Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus red-shafted Ryan P. O'Donnell 2011-04-01 Logan, Cache County, Utah, Cache (United States) (1400 m m) Song and drumming - Drumming on the aluminum exhaust from my house's furnace. Natural interval. 75069
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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
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Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus collaris Richard E. Webster 2006-07-10 Mesa El Campanero, YĆ©cora, 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
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Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus red-shafted Ryan P. O'Donnell 25-03-2011 Logan, Cache County, Utah, Cache (United States) (? m) Drumming (A) - Drumming on the aluminum exhaust from my house's furnace. Interval shortened (naturally about 90s). 74377
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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
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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
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Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus cafer group Frank Lambert 2015-05-20 Mono Lake County Park, Mono County, California, Mono (United States) (2000 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

408276
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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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