Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus - Pic flamboyant

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Piciformes

  • Family
    :

    Picidés

  • Genus
    :

    Colaptes

  • Species
    :

    auratus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 35 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 42 à 51 cm.
  • Weight
    : 110 à 170 g
Longevity

9 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

Subspecific information 10 Subspecies

  • Colaptes auratus cafer (s Alaska to n California. USA.)
  • Colaptes auratus collaris (sw Canada and w USA. except Pacific nw. to nw Mexico)
  • Colaptes auratus rufipileus (Guadalupe I., Mexico)
  • Colaptes auratus nanus (w Texas. USA. to ne Mexico)
  • Colaptes auratus mexicanoides (s Mexico to Nicaragua)
  • Colaptes auratus mexicanus (c Mexico)
  • Colaptes auratus luteus (c Alaska to e Canada, ne USA and Montana. nc USA.)
  • Colaptes auratus auratus (se USA)
  • Colaptes auratus chrysocaulosus (Cuba)
  • Colaptes auratus gundlachi (Grand Cayman I.)

Foreign names

  • Pic flamboyant,
  • Carpintero Escapulario,
  • Pica-pau-mosqueado,
  • Goldspecht,
  • északi hangyászküllő,
  • Gouden Grondspecht,
  • Picchio aurato,
  • Guldspett,
  • Gullspett,
  • vlikáč zlatý,
  • datel zlatý,
  • Guldspætte,
  • kultatikka,
  • picot escapular oriental,
  • Gullklambra,
  • dzięcioł różowoszyi,
  • zeltainais dzenis,
  • grahasta žolna,
  • Золотой шилоклювый дятел,
  • ハシボソキツツキ,
  • 普通扑动鴷,
  • 撲動鴷,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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