Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus auratus

Both variants of the Norther Flicker are considered to be of the same species, but are differentiated by subspecies. The Red-Shafted variant of western North America (Colaptes auratus cafer), and the Yellow-Shafted variant is more of an eastern North American resident. There are ten recognized subspecies of Norther Flicker in the Western Hemisphere.

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