big bird with orange crest on head

by Cathy
(San Diego)

I heard this weird sound, sort of like a woodpecker pecking so I went to look. There was the really strange bird way up in our tall palm tree in the canyon. It looks to be about the size of a chicken. It has gray,kind of striped light and darker feathers. It has a very bright orange crest on it's head. I've heard this noise coming from it for about four days now but this is the first time I've actually observed it.

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May 22, 2013
Northern Flicker NEW
by: Anonymous

Could be a Northern Flicker, which is a type of woodpecker.

May 22, 2013
Northern Flicker NEW
by: Anonymous

Could be a Northern Flicker, which is a type of woodpecker.

Mar 22, 2013
Pileated Woodpecker NEW
by: Anonymous

Do a google search for the Pileated Woodpecker and see if it is your bird!

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