Helen

by Helen
(Saskatchewan, Canada)


Saw this bird climbing up the trunk of our maple trees. It is about 8 inches with black and beige markings, long beak, three toes, large white and black markings at base of tail, white eye stripe, tiny red dot on top of head.

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Nov 04, 2015
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bird identification ? NEW
by: Helen

It is not the Williams sapsucker as they usually appear in the spring. This bird came in late summer. We saw this bird only once and I have not been able to find it in any bird books so far.

Nov 03, 2015
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Some kind of woodpecker? NEW
by: kathy

I don't live in Canada but wonder if it could be some kind of sapsucker or flicker (woodpecker)like the Williamson's Sapsucker? Really interesting, I've never seen anything like it! It reminds me of the Brown Creeper we have here in Ohio but the Creeper is very small, only a few inches. Good luck!

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