Jim in Georgia

This is the first time I have ever seen this bird. It has the Same color as a female Cardinal(Brownish/Taupe) with a large patch of bright orange/red on the back of the neck, medium slender beak, about the same size as a large Robin. My family and I watched it flipping over leaves beneath a tree.

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Jan 02, 2014
Jim in Georgia NEW
by: Brook

Jim, it sounds like a Gilded Northern Flicker which differs in markings from the Northern Flicker. Does it have a breast ring with a "v" like bib and maybe dots on it's breast or belly? The Gilded Flicker is identical to the Northern Flicker except the red patch is on the back of it's head.

Jan 01, 2014
Bird turning up leaves NEW
by: Anonymous

A flicker is also my best guess. Brown Thrashers are always flipping leaves to find insects. I see this almost everyday.

Jan 01, 2014
Cardinal-coloured bird? NEW
by: Anonymous

Could it be a flicker?

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