[Tweeters] Hybrid FLICKER?

Dennis Rockwell denrockwell at surfbest.net
Tue Oct 12 18:58:24 PDT 2004


As I understand it, since 'yellow shafted' and red-shafted' Northern
Flickers are considered one and the same species, what you saw should be
refered to as a probable 'intergrade', not 'hybrid'.

Dennis Rockwell Kennewick, WA denrockwell at surfbest.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cliff Drake" <cliff at cliffdrake.net>
To: <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 1:24 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Hybrid FLICKER?



> I had a YELLOW SHAFTED FLICKER on my suet feeder today, but the malar

> stripe was red. Does this make it a hybrid? It was yellow under the wings

> and had a red crescent on the nape. Are there other marks I should look

> for? Thanks.

>

> ==============

> Cliff Drake

> Ballard, Seattle WA

> cliff at cliffdrake.net

>

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