Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:00 PM
Don't have a picture. This bird has shown up twice this winter on a small feeder in a Gresham, Oregon backyard. It is large (8 or more inches), mainly dark brown or some dark color. Has a black tail with white speckles on top at the point the tail joins the body. Tail and wings are orange underneath. Has a lighter colored breast with a VERY distinctive half moon shaped black "dickie" at it's throat. Bill is long and light colored, looks almost like a woodpecker type bill. It clung to the rim of the feeder and used it's tail to push against the bottom of the feeder. Leaned over the top to get to the seed. Can anyone give me a guess? None of the results on the website identifier looks like this bird.