Colaptes auratus Linnaeus 1758 (northern flicker)

Aves - Piciformes - Picidae

Alternative combination: Cuculus auratus

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Colaptes according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Linnaeus 1758 and Wetmore 1962

Sister taxa: Colaptes campestris, Colaptes oceanicus

Subtaxa: Colaptes auratus cafer Colaptes auratus chrysocaulosus

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Ecology: volant insectivore


• Quaternary of United States (24: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming collections)

Total: 24 collections including 25 occurrences

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