Morning dove or woodpecker?

I am trying to identify a bird I haven't seen before. I live in eastern NC. These birds are with a flock of robins and have the same ground feeding habits, but is much larger than the robins. The bird is mainly grey and has the body shape of a morning dove, but has a thick black ring around the neck and slightly red on the head.

It's breast is not speckled. My father thought it may be in the woodpecker family, but not sure. The red on it's head isn't as pronouced. Thank you.



Comment:
It sounds like a Flicker.
Susan

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