[midvalleybirds] Melanistic Flicker
fhkolwicz1 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 20:10:39 PDT 2019
I saw the dark gray/light gray, almost colorless, bird north of Baskett
Slough late this afternoon. The head, with a little reddish around the
base of the bill, was mostly charcoal, as were the back, wings and tail;
the breast was faintly marked pale gray. Only the size and shape made it
obviously a Flicker. It seemed to have a lot of unopened feather sheaths.
Photos available, but not today.
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