Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
on sidewalk outside FEL building, near walkway to Environment Hall; moved off sidewalk for dorsal photo
This is the first time I've seen the male and female together at the feeder.
Several observed, occasional feeding.
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. There are over 100 common names for the Northern Flicker. Among them are: Yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its...