Help me identify this pair of birds.

by Glenda Morton
(Meridian, Idaho)

One was sitting on the peak of the home behind us, the other down on the fence top below. They are large but do not have a raptor type beak. The beaks were fairly long and straight. One had a white streak up its back between its feathers. The other one had red splotches under its eyes. I could not see the legs, or the tail feathers.

The one on the roof peak sat very straight...like an owl.

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Jan 05, 2016
Northern Flicker bird identity. NEW
by: Glenda Morton

Thank you so much for your help. I know very little about birds, but am becoming more fascinated by them as time goes on. I believe you are correct in your naming them as Northern Flickers but in looking at various pictures of that bird type online, I think these may be the Red Shafted Northern Flicker. What a beautiful and majestic pair of birds.
Thank you again....

Jan 05, 2016
help me identify this pair of birds NEW
by: Brook

You have two Northern Flickers. They are a type of woodpecker that eats ants but they love suet cakes too. They are beautiful birds, to get an even closer look at them type: "picture of northern flicker" into your URL-address bar and you can view hundreds of them

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