Sounds of the Northern Flicker
Shortcut: Loud kekekekekekek
Song: Primary territorial call is a loud, prolonged kekekekekekek lasting up to ten seconds or more.
Call: Flicker's common call is loud, rapid and prolonged, with even paced drumming. Makes a squealing wicka-wicka-wicka or a nasal week week week during territorial and courtship dances.
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.