January 2, 2013

Northern Flicker

Managed to get some pretty good head shots of the male Red-shafted Northern Flicker.  I threw in a head shot of the male Yellow-shafted (last picture) so you could get a comparison.  The red-shafted has a red mustache where as the yellow has a black one.  The yellow male has red markings on the back of the head where as the red has none.  You can also just see the feather shaft coloring under the tail.




3 comments:

Peruby said...

Wow! Vivid and informative. I may not have noticed the differences if you had not pointed them out.

Tabor said...

Love these guys. They come in close enough for a photo when I have snow...but no snow this year.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.