Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2020-54

Common name:

Gilded Flicker

Scientific name: Colaptes chrysoides
Date: 9/22/2020
Time: 4:55 PM
Length of time observed: 5 minutes
Number: 1
Age: adult
Sex: female
Location: Posy Lake Campground
County: Garfield
Latilong: 37 56' 7'"
Elevation: 8750 ft.
Distance to bird: 7 ft
Optical equipment: Swarovski EL 8.5x42; camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
Weather: clear, cool
Light Conditions: last daylight before dusk
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
very similar to Northern Flicker
2 photos will be emailed separately
Song or call & method of delivery: none
Behavior: foraging on ground in woods
Habitat: woodland
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Northern Flicker
This bird has a bright cinnamon forehead which the Northern Flicker female does not.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
very familiar with Northern Flicker
References consulted: Sibley Birds West field guide
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Deedee OBrien
Observer's address: 4527 S 2995 E; Holladay, UT 84117
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: none
Date prepared: 10/2/2020
Additional material: Photos
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