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Can anyone id this bird? It was seen in Jupiter Farms this morning.

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Brian Rapoza
17 days ago

It looks like a Northern Flicker.

Ernie Cantelmo
16 days ago

Thanks Brian

I never would have thought that. It's dark heavy bill and overall dark coloration and posture made me think some sort of cuckoo.

Paddy Cunningham
15 days ago

The prominent white spot above the tail is a real good field mark on the perch and in flight if you can not see the yellow under the wings. On the chest the black V and spots help distinguish it from a Red-bellied WP (in Florida)

Ernie Cantelmo
10 days ago

Thanks, Paddy, for the help with the ID, particularly the field marks.
Vicky and I took a class from you a few years back and it really help us with our bird ID.

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