Field Flicker (Colaptes campestris campestroides)
Field Flicker, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Barra do Guaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
August 2004

Although Field Flicker has been treated by some authorities as a species in the past, it has been found to hybridise with Campo Flicker C. campestris so should be regarded as a sub-species of the latter. This subspecies is distributed in eastern Argentina, Uruguay, southern Paraguay and southern Brazil, specifically Rio Grande do Sul state.

It is distinguished from the nominate by the whitish chin and throat which makes the malar stripe more pronounced.

Field Flicker, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
Field Flicker, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
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