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Can you tell us the state or territory where you saw the bird?  Did you see it recently, or before this week?

Unfortunately, woodpeckers can range from 5 to 16 inches in size.  However, the colors you describe are a good fit for your bird actually being a woodpecker.  Many woodpeckers feed on the ground to eat insects.  You might look at these and see if there's a match:


If none of those match, can you compare the bird to another bird that isn't as variable in size, like a sparrow, robin, or crow?


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