Northern Flickers

Came across this yellow shafted Northern Flicker pair at Lake Meredith’s McBride Canyon while hiking one morning. At first I was a bit confused as to what was going on-they both seemed to be males, but after a bit of research I discovered that the yellow shafted sub-species of Northern Flickers can be further divided into western and Taiga/eastern races and the Taiga/eastern version female has the red nape similar to the male, but with out the mustache the male has. So,here’s the pictures.

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