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Nuttall's Woodpecker?

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Location is key for this ID. West of the Sierra Nevadas is Nuttal, east is Ladderback with a tiny overlap .They do hybridized.Nuttal’s black cheek extends down to the shoulders. Location should help you ID.

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The location is stated. It has both ladder backed and nuttals. I'm afraid they're all ladder backed with the limited knowledge I have. The wide white stripe coming off the back of the head appears to extend at least most of the way to the throat in all the photos. Wait for a more experienced IDer though.

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10 minutes ago, Melierax said:

The location is stated. It has both ladder backed and nuttals. I'm afraid they're all ladder backed with the limited knowledge I have. The wide white stripe coming off the back of the head appears to extend at least most of the way to the throat in all the photos. Wait for a more experienced IDer though.

It would be nice if people would not assume that everyone knows where this ''lake''or that ''preserve'' is...a state would be super helpful in the original post. 🙂 

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I don’t know where big bongo preserve is, but I am sure the author of the inquiry does, obviously in relation to the mountain range mention.

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Comments about location are noted. I didn't realize I omitted the state. For what it's worth, the location is in the Mojave Desert, just a bit north of Palm Springs CA. It is in the overlap of the ranges for these 2 species.

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44 minutes ago, lonesome55dove said:

It would be nice if people would not assume that everyone knows where this ''lake''or that ''preserve'' is...a state would be super helpful in the original post. 🙂 

Oh, I just googled it :classic_laugh:

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2 minutes ago, Melierax said:

Oh, I just googled it :classic_laugh:

Sometimes I'm just too lazy to do that, lol!!  I didn't intend for my comment to be mean or snarky...it was just a statement. 🙂

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7 minutes ago, VRVan said:

Comments about location are noted. I didn't realize I omitted the state. For what it's worth, the location is in the Mojave Desert, just a bit north of Palm Springs CA. It is in the overlap of the ranges for these 2 species.

I apologize...I shouldn't have commented in that way. Thank you for adding your location. 🙂 

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1 hour ago, lonesome55dove said:

I apologize...I shouldn't have commented in that way. Thank you for adding your location. 🙂 

I probably would have said something similar.  I'm still trying to figure out where 'Detroit Dam' is from yesterday, if it isn't in Michigan as apparently everyone assumed.

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Just now, Charlie Spencer said:

I probably would have said something similar.  I'm still trying to figure out where 'Detroit Dam' is from yesterday, if it isn't in Michigan as apparently everyone assumed.

Yeah, that one got me too...it is in Oregon...my neighboring state, who knew? not me, lol!  🙂

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I was real excited when I came online and saw 10 responses. Then I see it was all generated by my poor wording of the post!

Oh, well.

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