What is it?

by Karen Devine
(Henderson, NV, USA)

I have a rather large bird hanging around our backyard, he is brown speckled on the back and belly, a long beak, small patch of red under his beak and almost orange under his wings. He likes the side of one of our trees and our birdbath, thought he was a woodpecker but he never actually pecks just sticks his beak under the bark. Thanks.

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Mar 15, 2013
Red shafted Northern Flicker NEW
by: Karen

Thank you Judy from Seattle for identifying our Northern
Flicker. It is so much fun watching him.

Mar 15, 2013
It's a Flicker! NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

Hi Karen! You're right! It is a woodpecker. It's a Red-shafted Northern Flicker. Take a look at my post with photos of a male and a female Northern Flicker. http://www.a-home-for-wild-birds.com/more-on-flickers.html

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