Injured bird

by Amy
(Bakersfield, CA)


He dove down and skidded on his belly, I think a cat got him..he has a (black) spotted tummy, and stripes of bright orange on his wings and under his tail feathers. And a huge, long beak. I've found a pic online of him, but no name..

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Mar 27, 2015
injured bird NEW
by: Art

Northern flicker Thought for a minute Looking at the picture it was a young Pectoral Sandpiper then I read the coloring I Gotta agree with brook on Northern Flicker Shame it Died ..............

Mar 26, 2015
Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you, he did end up dying shortly after I scooped him up :( but my daughter and I were super curious about him. Those orange stripes/feathers were beautiful.

Mar 26, 2015
injured bird
by: Brook

This a Northern Flicker which is the woodpecker family. It's diet is ants but they love suet! If it is injured your local Audubon Society will take it free of charge, they will release it back into the wild when it has healed.

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