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Re: Northern Flicker hybrid range

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  • kwpenland
    Many thanks to everyone who replied! Katy Penland Los Angeles, CA
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 9 9:08 AM
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      Many thanks to everyone who replied!

      Katy Penland
      Los Angeles, CA


      --- In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, "kwpenland" <kwpenland@...> wrote:
      >
      > Found a roadkill Red-shafted Northern Flicker today about 5 miles west
      > of Frazier Park, CA (ele 5,000 ft), and was surprised to see one
      > bright yellow center tail feather, and 2-3 bright yellow (and
      > yellow-shafted) primaries on each wing. Unfortunately, the head was
      > completely destroyed so no way to see the facial pattern/colors.
      >
      > I always thought the hybrid range of the Yellow- and Red-shafted was
      > much farther east and north, ranging from the Texas panhandle to
      > southern Canada. Or is this bird not a hybrid and just showing
      > anomalous pigmentation?
      >
      > Thanks!
      >
      > Katy Penland
      > Los Angeles, CA
      >
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