Fuzzy red hair standing straight up???

by Amy
(King of Prussia, PA USA)

This was in PA, a small bird, light brown body, red in its tail. It had a reddish orange beak. But, the hair in it's head was literally standing straight up and was red in color. It was pretty cute. We do have woodpeckers around here, so we weren't sure if this was one. Anyone? we tried to get a pic, but it flew away.

Comments for Fuzzy red hair standing straight up???

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 25, 2015
fuzzy red hair standing straight up???
by: Brook

Hi, I noticed that you didn't get a positive ID on your bird. You can try for yourself by going to several sites:
AllAboutBirds.org and WhatBird.com or Animals.NationalGeographic.com/animals/birding/
backyard-bird-identifier/ or you can type the species you think it might be into your regular search bar and look for "pictures of" young Cardinal or young
Pileated Woodpecker. I hope this helps

Apr 14, 2015
Bird?
by: Anonymous

Female cardinal.

Apr 14, 2015
Fuzzy red hair standing straight up???
by: Bettie Watts

Sounds like a Pileated Woodpecker. Try this link and see if this is it.
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pileated_Woodpecker/id

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. Fabulous Flicker

    Aug 03, 18 11:34 AM

    Early summer I had 3 flickers sitting on my deck railing in No. Ky. I think they were a family. Ever since, the one (juvenile?) has come several times

    Read More

  2. I Need help!!

    Jul 30, 18 03:58 PM

    I have never seen this before. I have a flock of sparrows about 15 that are monopolizing my feeders. They keep all other birds at bay and eat all the

    Read More

  3. Canoeguy

    Jul 27, 18 06:43 PM

    Small grey-brown slender bird with a hint of a crest hangs out on our Indiana country fence. Not a sparrow or titmouse. Not at all shy. I’m thinking maybe

    Read More