Pennsylvania Woodpecker, but what kind?

by Mary
(Pittsburgh, Pa)

I know it is a woodpecker because of how it clings to the tree trunk and because it has a long, narrow, pointed bill.

I have only seen it twice. It has a ring around its neck, just a hint of red on its head. It is light in color, wings are darker than the breast. It is almost a grey-brown. When it flew off, I could see that the under side of its tail was white. Unfortunately, I did not get a photo because I was just stepping outside. I wasn't actively bird watching. What is it?

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