Mourning Dove with red cap

by Tashi
(Greenville, PA, USA)

A few days ago, I spotted a new bird at my feeder in Western PA. I get a lot of cardinals, blue jays, sparrows, black-capped chickadees, nuthatches, and the odd tufted titmouse. This was a larger bird -- about the size of a nuthatch or larger, with a dove gray or tan body, a relatively short beak, and a red cap on the back of its head. I'm going crazy trying to identify it. The coloring matches a ruby-crowned kinglet, but the bird seemed larger than that. Ideas?

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Jan 01, 2017
mourning dove with red cap
by: brook

Was it perching or on the ground? Was it eating seeds or insects? Did it fly up into the trees or low, into the brush? Did it seem to be alone or with a flock of a different species?

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