[Tweeters] yellow shafted hybrid flicker

Dennis Rockwell denrockwell at surfbest.net
Fri Dec 17 16:27:07 PST 2004

[Tweeters] yellow shafted hybrid flickerYes, so what you have there is not a hybrid, but an intergrade.

Dennis Rockwell   Kennewick, WA  denrockwell at surfbest.net                                                    
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Guttman, Burt 
  To: jbroadus at seanet.com ; tweeters at u.washington.edu 
  Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 3:54 PM
  Subject: RE: [Tweeters] yellow shafted hybrid flicker

  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
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