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is this an immature or female northern flicker or some kind of a woodpecker? Sorry for unclear shots; it was far away. thanks for ideas..

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10 hours ago, kathyjoy said:

Thanks, Mark5. I am reading all about them now since I am new to birding and so much to learn. kathy

One easy way to tell woodpeckers from other birds is the tail - they have two long and firm tail feathers that assist in balance.


When they are perched, the tail feathers are very apparent:


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