Clark County, Nevada, US
This bird is probably one of the hybrids between the Red and Yellow-shafted. It had yellow-orange under the wings and orange under the tail. Face pattern interesting as well.
I did not realize until today and looking more closely at Sibley, that what we seem to have here is the Yellow-shafted form. What we had noticed at a considerable distance across a pond was the flash of gold; did not know what it was we had seen until cropping some pictures and seeing three Northern Flickers.
this bird was calling repeatedly, very loudly; wasn't sure of what it was due to the sun right behind it until I was able to lighten the picture and see its colors