North Dakota Bird in my Chimney

by Trish
(SE North Dakota)

I rescued a bird from my chimney. It was about the size of a Robin though leaner. It had a very long black beak, about 1". It was brown with red feathers just at the back of the neck. It did not have a crown. When it flew away I noticed yellow tips on the underside of its wings. It had a high pitched but melodic not screechy single tone chirp.


I couldn't find a picture like it on any of the bird sites I've checked.

Can you help? I would know it if I saw it again.

Comments for North Dakota Bird in my Chimney

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 18, 2013
I think I found it
by: Trish

I found a photo of a juvenile northern flicker and it matched to a T. Thank you Susan for steering me in the right direction!

Oct 18, 2013
Not quite right
by: Trish

It was similar to the female - especially the red on the back of the head, but it was darker brown and solid colored, at least on top. Sure wish I had taken a picture.

Oct 18, 2013
Yellow shafted Flicker
by: Susan

yellow and Red Shafted flickers.
Sounds like a yellow shafted Flicker. The link above has photos.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. small bird the size of a finch or sparrow in Pacific Northwest

    Jun 21, 17 02:11 PM

    this small mostly grey,w.black mask on face and dark blue on top half of wings

    Read More

  2. Orange bird black head

    Jun 21, 17 02:10 PM

    This was an orangey body bird. With a blackhead. It's about the size of a robin. It was singing in the tree and it song was a two tone sound. Low chirp

    Read More

  3. help this bird was huge found in md

    Jun 21, 17 02:09 PM

    Brown white tan and greenish brown tail with long feathers and upset the black birds flying towards h in attack mode this was the first time I ever seen

    Read More