Northern (Red-shafted) flicker Colaptes auratus cafer

Identification Tips:

Adult male:

Similar species:

Could only be confused with other flickers. Yellow-shafted Flicker is currently considered the same species but is easily identified by the yellow undersurface to its tail and flight feathers, its red mark at the rear of the head, and its gray crown and tan face. The Gilded Flicker is similar in patterning, but is paler about the head and also shows yellow underwings and undertail.