colaptes (to peck with bill) discolor (of different colors) cafer (When Johann Gmelin, German systematist, named this bird as a distinct species in 1788, he mistook the origin of the bird, assuming it came from the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Hence, Kaffir)
Tuesday, April 3, 1984 — 9:15 am
Madera Canyon, Arizona — Santa Rita Lodge
We were walking around the canyon near the lodge, watching Acorn Woodpeckers. I spotted the flickers feeding on the grass along a road through woods near the lodge.