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What was it?

I saw a dove-ish (or smidge larger) with brownish body but strikingly red feathers underneath.
What did I see 😁
Oh, I think it’s head was a darker color as well.

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Robyn Niblock
3 months ago

Update...it’s black, white and gray with red underneath...pigeon sized.

Joe Barros
3 months ago

Let the process begin.
Could it be a Red-bellied Woodpecker?

Robyn Niblock
3 months ago

The problem is I am very familiar with the Red bellies, this thing really stumped me.
It’ll go into the ‘Oh well ‘ category 😁

Matt anderson
3 months ago

Have you considered Red-whiskered Bulbul? Not exactly pigeon sized, but color pattern matches. Depends on where in Miami you saw the bird. Also, I find habitat (on ground, canopy, etc.) and behavior to be really helpful when IDing mystery birds.

Joe Barros
3 months ago

As Matt said, behavior and habitat can be very helpful to narrowing down the ID. Any more information would be helpful.

Robyn Niblock
3 months ago

I saw it again this morning 1/6 in Hollywood.
It has distinctive red feathers under its wings.
A real head scratcher. Hopefully I’ll get a photo of it 😁

Angel & Mariel
3 months ago

Robyn,

Have you considered Rose-breasted Grosbeak? Enjoy your day.

Nature is Awesome
Angel & Mariel

Tyler Beck
3 months ago

Sounds like a good description of the American Robin.

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