Documentation of Northern Flicker

Observer Information

Reporter:  Casey Donovan   
Other Observers:  none; Yes

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Northern Flicker
First Date/Time:  2/9/2013
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  15 min
County:  Arapahoe
Specific Location:  Eagle Crest high school trails.
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Female
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Suburban homes near many trails and streams

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  none, left before i could grab binocs
Distance:  50 ft
Light:  heavy cloud cover

Description of the Bird

Black triangle on chest, spotted wings. Bright red or orange under wings. Long slender beak. No mustache or mask. 10 to 12 in. long.
Behaviors: Solitary in dead tree top. Sat quite for a while, then flew to field across the way and onto the ground out of site.
Call: ki ki ki ki
Plumage: Black triangle on chest, spotted wings

Similar Species Discussion

field guide

Resources Used

colorado bird field guide

Previous Experience

some experience, seen males closer.


Notes made AFTER observation

Additional Information

Time: 9:00 am
Other Dates: 02/07/2013
Nearest Town: Aurora
Independent Observers: Yes

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

2/10/2013 7:30:00 PM