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A very distinct bird but I just can’t find it. Black center of head streaking down to black body. White from eyes down to breast (I see it as Eddy Munster) with distinct white spots on wing. It walks up and down tree trunks and limbs. It takes a seed from my feeder and caries it to a branch to break it open. Sorry, I have no equipment and my cell phone just doesn’t pick it up. 

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First off welcome to Whatbird!

Secondly your general location would really help. Your description makes me think of chickadees and woodpeckers but not particularly any one bird. 

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Sorry, I’m in central Arizona, elevation 5,000 feet. Pine trees and scrub, summer highs 80’s to 90’s. Not a large bird. Very slightly larger than the house finches frequently feed.

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2 minutes ago, Ladybird said:

Sorry, I’m in central Arizona, elevation 5,000 feet. Pine trees and scrub, summer highs 80’s to 90’s.

Thanks.

Will you check out the following links and tell us what is closest, whats different from your bird?

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mountain_Chickadee#

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-breasted_Nuthatch

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ladder-backed_Woodpecker/media-browser-overview/65054611(The females don't have red one there heads.)

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Mountain chickadee- not so stubby, longer neck, mostly black. No black on eyes.

 

white breasted nuthatch- face is right but tail is longer, rudder shaped I believe. More black.

 

ladderbacked wood pecker-closest but belly is black, not so many dots.

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I don't think I've ever seen a chickadee go up and down a tree trunk the same way as a nuthatch. Their feet aren't designed  like a nuthatch. I've seen chickadees on the underside or tip of a branch but I really can't  say I've ever seen one that can go up or down a trunk. 

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16 minutes ago, jdc007 said:

Brown creeper?

That's what I was thinking.  They can look a bit on the black side, vs brown.  But it seems like a good fit.  Although, I don't know if Brown Creepers take one seed at a time like chickadees do. I'm trying to think if I've ever seen one on our feeders. 

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