different bird

by HEATHER SORRELL
(SCHUYLER FALLS,NY)


The bird has black dots on the belly and black stripes on the back it also has a red triangle on the back of the head.


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This bird is a Northern Flicker woodpecker. You can read more about them. Northern Flicker

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Jun 29, 2011
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by: HEATHER

Hi I have seen the underside of him it is red, he still come's around i only see him in the grass he must like the bugs! Maybe I will see the yellow one someday and thanks for telling me about them!!

Jun 14, 2011
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by: Joanne

Hi, Heather...

I am also from the east and didn't see many of these till I moved out west. Did you get a chance to see the underside? There are two types of flickers- there is a red shafted and a yellow shafted. If your bird returns, try to see him in flight. If you see a splash of red when he flies, he is a red shafted flicker. If you see bright yellow, he is obviously, a yellow shafted flicker. I have not had any trouble with them pecking at my tress- I too, think that they are lovely, and welcome them into my garden. They seem to like whatever drops on the ground.
Happy birding...

Joanne

Jun 14, 2011
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by: HEATHER

Thank you for telling me what kind of bird it is. This is the first time I have seen one. It only came around for 3 days hopefully see more of it. I think it is a very cool looking bird and I am glad to have it in my yard.

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Hopefully it won't drill any holes in your buildings!

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