Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus
Sight and Sound
Leonard J Peyton
17 Jun 1975
- Fairbanks - Near Junction of Goldstream Rd. and Ballaine Rd.
- 64.9333333 -147.8666667
- 267 meters
- NAGRA III
- Sennheiser MKH 104
- Parabola 99.1cm/30.5cm (39in/12in)
Purpose of sound: Calling at nest cavity. Hawk-Owl was in top of Tree about 30ft. away; Behavior accompanying vocalization: perched on side of Birch stump near nest hole; When not vocalizing, bird was feeding young;
Two birds were changing at nest at about 1/2 hour intervals. This bird had just returned to the nest and the other bird had left. It spent several minutes calling from the side of the stump. It was watching the Hawk-Owl. Then the flicker went into the nest cavity. This Birch stump was about 200 ft from the Hawk-Owl nest.