Forum > Identifying Birds > Identify Bird Smaller Than Magpie With Red Head, Long Tail, Black Chest, Red Back, Brown White Stripe

Webmaster Posted 08-May-2017 09:20
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On behalf of G Anderson who sent in an email:-

Bird a little smaller than a magpie, thinner than a pigeon, red head, long tail, black chest, red back, brown white stripe seen in flight.

Have never seen one like it

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Hnadicap15 Posted 09-May-2017 17:54
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Perhaps one of the woodpeckers, greater spotted?

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Webmaster Posted 16-May-2017 11:24
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On behalf of G Anderson who sent an update by email:-

Correction to earlier post : not a black chest but a cream with red chest long black fan tail distinctive because the tail is jet black from body which is light brown

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