Male: (Shown) Brown and black woodpecker with a large white rump patch visible only when flying. Has a black "necklace" above a speckled breast. Red spot on nape of neck and black mustache.
Female: Same as male, but lacking a black mustache.
Juvenile: Same as adult of the same sex.
Nest: Male and female excavate a cavity. One brood per year.
Eggs: 5-8; white without markings
Incubation: 11-14 days; female and male incubate
Fledging: 25-28 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Northern Flicker can be found in St. Charles County year round.
Food: Insects, especially ants and beetles.