Blueish grey bird with red band on nape of neck and yellow underparts

by Misty Elliott
(Kannapolis, NC)

Found 3 plump birds in my parents' garage attic. They are about the size of a blue jay. Blue/grey in color with yellow belly ,under wings, and under tail. The yellow has black spots. There is a red band across the back of the neck. The head is round with a kind of long slender bill. I'm in Kannapolis, NC. These birds are gorgeous. I've never seen them before and can't find them online.

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Jan 12, 2014
by: Judy-Seattle

It's hard to gues without knowing the size of the bird. But I think it could be a Yellow-shafted Flicker.

Jan 12, 2014
Barn Swallow
by: Susan

Possibly a Barn Swallow.

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