CLOSED: Gilded Flicker? or Red-shafted?

Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 4b)

the leading edges of their wings were almost as vivid as their cheeks

i'm thinking gilded



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Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 4b)

another pic

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Sandusky, OH

I would say this is an intergrade/mix between Red-shafted and Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker's. Gilded would be out of your range. Do you have any pics showing the undertail?

Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 4b)

very poor shot, ... and barely shows under tail . . . it's all i've got showing his underside partially

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Red-shafted for me - the malar stripe is all red (black in Yellow-shafted), and the cheek grey (same brownish as above/in front of the eye in Y-s)

Resin

Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 4b)

yes resin, i'm zeroing in on red-shafted, as well

Sandusky, OH

I was going by my field guide...which doesn't give to much detail or a pic of a mix between the 2. Agree with Resin if he's leaning towards Red-shafted and thanks for the extra info.

Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 4b)

considering probable variations, ... i'm gonna tell mice elf it's a red-shafted , ...

and call this one solved

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