Northern Flicker
(Aka Colaptes auratus)

A medium-sized member of the woodpecker family native to most of North America, parts of Central America, and Cuba. It is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. They are regular visitors to Savary, but there's not a lot of them.

If you click the arrow below, you can hear what it sounds like.

1. There are over 100 names for the Northern Flicker, e.g., yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these were coined to imitate its calls.
Categories: birds fauna

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