Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Common bird seen in many parks around Montreal and the only migratory woodpecker. Diet depends mostly on insects. Males can be identified by its black bars on each side of the head and breast.
How To Identify
Northern Flicker is grey brown with horizontal dark stripes on the back and a red bar on the back of the head. When flying, they display the in German and French name giving yellow color below the wings.
Where and When to Spot
In parks around Montreal from mid-spring till autumn. Although reported feeding on the ground, I never was able to observe this behavior. Usually, I spot them in the upper section of large trees.
Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.
Parc des Prairies
Saturday, May 11, 2019
300.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length 420mm
Shutter Speed 1/1250s
Saturday, May 20, 2017
TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N
Focal Length 600mm
Shutter Speed 1/320s