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Help me ID this bird?

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Found this bird dead in my yard in Moorestown, NJ on Dec 29th, 2012? It looked to be a Redheaded Woodpecker but the markings don't match it seems to me?

I perched it on the flower box for the picture but it is deceased.

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Yes, it's a yellow-bellied sapsucker. I'm sorry to see such a beautiful bird was found dead in your yard. I have house finches hit a sliding glass door two of three times a year and kill themselves, and I get Mourning Doves and Gambel's Quail occasionally attacked by Copper's Hawks or Sharp Shinned Hawks in my yard, but I've never had that beautiful of a dead bird found in my yard.

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Thank you for the ID.

I do not know the cause of death as it apprears to have died of natural causes since there are no visible signs of injury.

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Ok. I'm a little creeped out... ;)

Is there a society that birdwatches zombie birds? Because that bird is clearly a zombie. ;)

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Agree with yellow-bellied sapsucker, a type of woodpecker. A red-headed woodpecker has a solid red head and upper breast with no markings, and the body is large black and white patches.

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