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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 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 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 Eric DeFonso 2013-04-03 4th and Juniper, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, Boulder (United States) (1700 m) call -

Long call given 3 times. Low freq E-M hum/road noise below 100Hz filtered.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

172438
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 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 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 Frank Lambert 2015-04-18 Wray, Yuma Co., Colorado, Yuma (United States) (1100 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

356605
xeno-canto.org
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
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

297478
xeno-canto.org
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
xeno-canto.org
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus Nick Komar 2018-02-23 Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1600 m) male, song -

Green space with cottonwoods along irrigation ditch in residential area.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

404744
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 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
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
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 Chris Parrish 06/06/2007 Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee, Franklin (United States) (580 m) Call notes. (A) - kee-yer calls from a male 13695
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 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 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 Bruce Lagerquist 2020-04-19 Thornton Creek Ravine, Seattle, King County, Washington, King (United States) (60 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

Bird calling from the top of a large pine in a lawn/treed urban environment

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

550950
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) (2500 m m) drum -   71851
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
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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