Bird in Lubbock, Texas

by Reid
(Lubbock, Texas)

This bird was seen in October, 2011 in Lubbock. Fat body, large beak, mostly white with brown spots and browish winges. A bit of red on head near face. Not an attactive bird. Possible woodpecker? Not a lot of trees in West Texas, though.

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Oct 04, 2011
Woodpecker
by: Judy-Seattle

Your unknown bird sounds like a well-fed Red-shafted Flicker woodpecker. We have them here, too, and I usually see them feeding on the ground. They are also called Northern Flickers

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