Unknown bird

by Ginny
(Bloomington, MN)

One summer day a bird landed in the tree outside my window. At first I thought it had a piece of apple in its beak, then I realized the red I saw was actually quite a large crest. It looked much like a ruffle shape and looked solid, not like feathers. The bird itself was grey, about the size of a pigeon. Any idea what this could be? I've checked all kinds of bird books, but couldn't find it. I thought perhaps it was an exotic bird that escaped from the zoo that's about 20 miles from where I live. Would appreciate any help with this.

Comments for Unknown bird

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 17, 2013
Unknown Bird
by: Anonymous

Thanks, but this definitely was not a woodpecker. A pileated woodpecker also landed in the same tree, but this was completely different.



Ginny

Mar 16, 2013
Mystery Bird
by: JJudy-Seattle

Hi Ginny. Your description made me think of a Pileated Woodpecker. They are large and weird looking.

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. what kind of bird is this

    Oct 15, 17 06:44 PM

    He looks like a cardinal but blue! i have never seen this bird before until this week

    Read More

  2. what kind of bird is this and is it a baby

    Oct 15, 17 06:44 PM

    It can barly fly so is he injured or baby hes not that big ether his head has like fuzzy stuff

    Read More

  3. Tom Metz

    Oct 15, 17 06:42 PM

    Small dusky or dark gray bird, 3 to 4 inches, with a fan shaped tail. The tail had 2 yellow triangle markings, which were about 3/4 to 1 inch each.

    Read More