Date: 1/10/18 7:34 am From: L Markoff <canyoneagle...> Subject: [obol] Re: "Yellow-shafted Flickers" in Oregon -- a plea for closer observation
When we moved here during the summer of 2013 I noticed that a pair of Flickers nesting here produced two male fledglings with red chevrons and red malar stripes, which indicates they were intergrades. The father bird did not show a red chevron, so I assumed that the mother bird was an intergrade. Photos of one of the intergrade fledglings are here:
This past summer there were at least two pairs of Flickers nesting nearby. The male of one of the pairs was an intergrade, showing a red chevron and a red malar stripe. I wondered if he might be one of the intergrade fledglings from 2013 grown up. Whether that is true or not, he was definitely an intergrade. Videos of him are here:
From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Joel Geier
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 9:31 PM
To: Oregon Birders OnLine
Subject: [obol] Re: "Yellow-shafted Flickers" in Oregon -- a plea for closer observation
P.S. we have evidence of intergrade flickers nesting in Corvallis in the past two summers.
On Tue, 2018-01-09 at 21:27 -0800, Joel Geier wrote:
In case the obverse hasn't registered yet, "Red-shafted " Flickers should be scrutinized too, especially in winter. Many of them are intergrades, even in western Oregon.