Mystery dove

by Elizabeth A
(Red Deer, AB, Canada)

Into my back yard flew a grey dove-like bird with a grey head, neck and breast with a dark blue triangle on the breast (straight across with point going down the breast), arrow like dark flecks on the grey on the breast below the triangle, the wings and tail were black and white and when it flew away the under web of wing and tail was a bright yellow. Size and shape of a dove. Very pretty indeed. Anyone know what this bird could be?

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Nov 20, 2013
Thanks
by: Elizabeth Anderson

Yes, and a few days ago, I saw a red northern flicker. Sooooo beautiful to see. I love seeing all the birds in my backyard here in Red Deer Canada. Blessings, Elizabeth

Nov 19, 2013
also from Red Deer
by: claudie



I think what you saw was not a dove but a northern flicker. Look up "northern flicker birds and bloom to get a good picture, facts and song and see if is the bird you saw.

Nov 19, 2013
also from Red Deer
by: claudie



I think what you saw was not a dove but a northern flicker. Look up "northern flicker birds and bloom to get a good picture, facts and song and see if is the bird you saw.

Jan 15, 2013
Mystery Dove
by: Judy -Seattle

From your description I am guessing that you saw a Yellow-shafted Flicker.

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