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Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus, C 1758)

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  Colaptes auratus

Original description

  (Linnaeus, C 1758)

   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.112

  Cuculus auratus


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  TSN: 178154

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.
  • Colaptes auratus cafer: S Alaska and British Columbia to n California
  • Colaptes auratus mexicanus: central Mexico, from Nayarit and Durango east to Veracruz, south to Oaxaca
  • Colaptes auratus nanus: southwestern United States (Chisos Mountains, Texas) and northeastern Mexico (Coahuila to Tamaulipas, south to San Luis Potosí)
  • Colaptes auratus rufipileus: Formerly Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Extinct; last recorded 1906.
  • Colaptes auratus collaris: SW US to nw Baja and w Mexico (Durango)
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Northern Flicker
Pic flamboyant

Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.04:
Northern Flicker ( Colaptes auratus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Colaptes [auratus or mexicanoides] (sensu lato) by some authors

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English: Northern Flicker
French: Pic flamboyant
Scientific: Colaptes auratus

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