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Need help identifying a bird

This picture was caught by our trail cam, I would have guessed it was a Grouse save it has a red band around it's neck and no red head. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Need help identifying a bird

Welcome to BGH!

That's got me. Closest thing I can find is a Red or Yellow-shafted Flicker. Hard to see it well in t5he photo. Went clear thru my Audubon bird book.

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I should have known, we have lots of Woodpeckers! Must be a proportion thing cause it seems that birds is huge! Must be illusion, a woodpecker just can't be that big! Or if it is, maybe I should be hunting it! HAHA. Thanks very much for taking the time to look for me!

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It's a flicker

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I have to agree with all the above, it's a flicker!

Photo is an odd angle and makes it look squattier than normal.

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Where ate you from? I never

Where ate you from? I never have heard of a flicker

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Wood Pecker

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Where ate you from? I never have heard of a flicker
 

It is a wood pecker and lives in the conifer forest

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Cool I haven't seen a woodpecker look like that before.

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Put it up in Google and

Put it up in Google and you'll see more pictures of it.

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Alright Im gonna do that!

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Nice pic never seen any thing like that before.

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