[Tweeters] What woodpecker? ID help, please

Rolan Nelson rnbuffle at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 17 18:57:32 PDT 2013


Yup,   It's a Hairy...
 
-Rolan

Rolan Nelson
Fircrest, WA
rnbuffle at yahoo.com


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From: Jonathan Bent <bent.jonathan at gmail.com>
To: Kimberly Mason <kim at almostdailynews.com>
Cc: "tweeters at u.washington.edu" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] What woodpecker? ID help, please



Hi Kimberly.

Looks like a Hairy to me! The bill is the right length relative to the head. Juvenile HAWOs have a more extensive (sometimes even orangish) crown than adults, so I suspect this individual is a Juvenile male whose red hair hasn't receded yet, if you will (like mine has).  Third picture down in this webpage shows the more extensive red on a juvenile male... 

http://tgreybirds.com/Pages/HairyWoodpeckerp.html


Hope this helps (and is correct!) 

Best,
Jonathan





On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Kimberly Mason <kim at almostdailynews.com> wrote:

Flickers and sapsuckers abound in my backyard, but this one is new to me and I am more than a little confused by his pattern and coloring. Hairy? Downy? Clever spy drone? What is he?

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>Thanks for your help,

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