[Tweeters] yellow shafted hybrid flicker

Guttman, Burt GuttmanB at evergreen.edu
Thu Dec 16 15:54:09 PST 2004


Clarice Clark wrote, "I got good looks at the yellow shafted flicker at my suet feeder here in Puyallup.  He has bright yellow shafts, and undertail,  alright, but his moustache is red and there is a small red patch of red on his nape."  Yeah, hybrid.  Got some genes from here and some from there.  Good example of why the two extremes aren't good species.
 
Burt Guttman
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505      guttmanb at evergreen.edu
Home:  7334 Holmes Island Road S. E., Olympia, 98503
 
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