Though most birders like to break this bird down into several types, it might be best to call it the Northern Flicker.  The two pictures immediately below are of a Red-Shafted Flicker.  The last is a Yellow-Shafted.  In my backyard at one time were Red, Yellow, and a Cross.  Other varieties exist in other parts of the country.  No matter the color of their feather shafts, they can drive you crazy if they take a liking to the siding on your house.Red-Shafted Flicker ♀

Red-Shafted Flicker ♀

Yellow-Shafted Flicker ♀

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