Northern Flicker
(Colaptes auratus)
Photographed in California, Iowa, and Virginia by Jim Rosso
The two races of the Northern Flicker are shown here. The Yellow-shafted race on the left and the Red-shafted race on the right. The two birds on the bottom shots show the difference between the male and female plumage of the eastern species.

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The bird on the left is a female eastern Northern Flicker, it does not have the malar that the male has on the right. The bird on the right is also showing one yellow shafted tail feather.