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- Tail and underwings are entirely yellow below
- Retricies and primaries have yellow shafts
- Red crescent on nape
- Gray cap
- Tan face, chin, and throat
- Adult male has black mustache
Northern Flickers are found in wooded areas that have stands of dead
trees. These woodpeckers are also found in open areas, forest edges,
clear-cut areas, agricultural lands and residential areas
The Northern Flicker is a common permanent resident in
the Atlanta area.