Re: Northern Flicker hybrid range
- Many thanks to everyone who replied!
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?
> Katy Penland
> Los Angeles, CA