Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54048

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Picidae
Genus:Colaptes
Genus species:Colaptes campestroides

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:28-31 cm
Identification:The field flicker has a golden patch on the upper breast extending to the face and neck. It is barred white, buff, and dark brown above, and it is pale with dark bars below. It has a white rump, and the male has a black and red moustache.
Habitat:Grasslands, farmlands, lowlands
Diet:Carnivore: ants, termites, beetles, crickets
Reproduction:Breeding season varies by a population's location. Four or five eggs are laid in nests built in tree trunks or on dead stumps. Both sexes incubate the eggs.
Field flickers are gregarious, gathering in small foraging flocks.
Behavior:This is a largely terrestrial species.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Central South America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:perching birds
Field flicker
Campo flicker
Colaptes
Picidae
Piciformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata