Food and predation risk as factors related to foraging locations of Northern Flickers
The single northern flicker
feather on item JcUu-2:1c is unusual because 1) the flicker has not been identified as an economically important or ceremonial species and 2) it is the only brightly colored feather identified in this study.
Detections of red-bellied woodpeckers and northern flickers
were 24% higher (1.
Cavities excavated by Hairy Woodpeckers had the highest percentage of use (15%), but Northern Flicker
cavities were used by the most diverse group of secondary cavity users (Fig.
Key words: Colaptes auratus, Hairy Woodpecker, nest-site characteristics, Northern Flicker
, Picoides albolarvatus, Picodes villosus, Pinus ponderosa, Ponderosa Pine, snags, White-headed Woodpecker
FDI, which estimates the average number of seeds consumed per observation, ranked boat-tailed grackles Quiscalus major and fish crows Corvus ossifragus as most important while northern flickers
Colaptes auratus, American robins Turdus migratorius, European starlings Sturnus vulgaris, eastern bluebirds Sialia sialis and pileated woodpeckers Dryocqpus pileatus were tied for second.
Birds that feed on hackberries include cedar waxwings, mockingbirds, American robins, bluebirds, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, northern flickers
Not exactly a thrilling morning for veteran birder Dick Lamster, but then he saw the northern flickers
congregating in a tree north of the pond, and not just the red-shafted version common in the West, but the yellow-shafted flicker - its underside feathers a bright yellow, a red chevron on the back of its head.
In fall and winter, look for bald eagles, American dippers, mergansers, red-shafted Northern flickers
, red-tailed hawks, and Townsend's solitaires.
, wood ducks, double-crested cormorants, brown pelicans, acorn woodpeckers, wrentits and Western tanagers are among the species Yee and other birders, as they're called, see here each year.
usually like to dig out their own nests, but sometimes yoU can attract them with a large nest box.