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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Gilded Flicker? or Red-shafted?

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bokisan
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 4b)

September 26, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8824809

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

i'm thinking gilded



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bokisan
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 4b)

September 26, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8824811

another pic

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 26, 2011
10:16 AM

Post #8824875

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?
bokisan
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 4b)

September 26, 2011
11:15 AM

Post #8824966

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

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8825522

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
bokisan
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 4b)

September 26, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8825624

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

September 26, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8825748

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.
bokisan
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 4b)

September 26, 2011
7:53 PM

Post #8825856

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

and call this one solved

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