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.

Comments for big bird with orange crest on head

Click here to add your own comments

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!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Paula

    Feb 21, 17 10:15 PM

    I have 2 white mourning doves. I think both are females. I get 4. Eggs per month. They do not build nests the just set on highest perch and drop an egg

    Read More

  2. George

    Feb 20, 17 11:38 AM

    It is small like a finch or sparrow Upper two thirds of body is black and a black head,bottom third of body is a grayish colour

    Read More

  3. Indiana Mystery

    Feb 19, 17 02:25 PM

    Hi. I live in Northern Indiana...and on several occassions have seen a flock of larger size birds, quite a ways away, and the sound carries...they almost

    Read More