Also known as: Yellowhammer, Clape, Gaffer Woodpecker, Harry-wicket, Heigh-ho, Wake-up, Walk-up, Wick-up, Yarrup, Gawker Bird
32 cm (13") Common. Open woodlands, groves, farms, suburbs.
Brown barred back. Black crescent bib. Male has a mustache.
Three forms exist: Yellow Shafted Flicker east of Rockies has yellow underwings and a black mustache; Red-shafted Flicker west of Rockies has pink underwings and a red mustache; Gilded Flicker in saguaros and deserts in southwestern United States has yellow underwings and a red mustache.
Often on ground.
In flight; shows conspicuous white rump.
Song: loud repeated "flick" and a single "flicker".