|Photo courtesy of Tom Grey|
- Brown back barred with brown on black; spotted underparts. Black crescent at throat. White rump conspicuous in flight. Brown crown, gray face with red cheek stripe on male. Length 12
- A loud series of wick-er notes or a single, loud klee-yer or kee-yar. Fairly vocal; often heard but not seen.
- Insects, especially ants, berries, fruit.
- Open woodlands, suburban areas.
- Throughout North America.
- The Northern flicker has two types: Red-shafted in the west with wings reddish underneath and Yellow-shafted in the east, with wings yellowish underneath.