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#1 Twistlock

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

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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#2 grammarcat

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

Yellow-bellied sapsucker.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

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

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

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.

#5 Twistlock

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

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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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

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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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

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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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Wait.. did you prop it up on your flower box for the photo? Dude.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:28 PM

@sego - Exactly

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