Intergrade Flicker Forages on Lawn

This gallery contains 3 photos. We have gotten quite a few Intergrade Flickers, thanks to the suet feeder. I’m used to seeing them more on a tree branch or the suet feeder and even the side of the house, and less often on the ground.

Intergrade Northern Flicker on lawn (male)

They’re called Intergrade, because they possess the colours of both the Red-Shafted and Yellow-Shafted Northern Flickers. This one has the red nape, grey crown, and yellow tail feathers of the Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker.

Intergrade Northern Flicker on lawn (male)

He also has a dark red mustache, which is neither the bright red mustache of the male Red-Shafted Northern Flicker, nor the black mustache of the male Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker, but somewhere in between! (The faint pink cheeks also belong to neither variation).

Intergrade Northern Flicker on lawn (male)

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