Brown Bird with wide red stripe down the back of its head

by Mary
(Menomonee Falls, WI)

A bird has been frequenting my feeders that has a speckled brown body and a wide bright red stripe from the top of his head to his neck. I thought he might be a flicker, but the photos I find on-line show flickers with less red on their heads than my bird has. I believe he's in the woodpecker family, and he makes lots of noise when he's at the feeder - a loud single tone over and over. I live in southwest Wisconsin. Any ideas?

Click here to post 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. Human

    Aug 15, 17 04:51 PM

    Long Island, New York, August, blue-bird sized, brown-grey body, white head, white beak.

    Read More

  2. Strange salmon colored bird out my window

    Aug 14, 17 03:25 PM

    In 27 summers here in Southern Worcester County Massachusetts, I have never seen a bird like this. There were two of them in a crabapple outside my kitchen

    Read More

  3. Rusty Chest, Blue Wing Tips, Brown Back, Sharp Beak

    Aug 11, 17 12:17 PM

    Same bird as posted few years ago under Birds at Feeder: Blue Tail and Wings, Sharp Head Yet to be identified. Certainly not a blue bird.

    Read More