[CT Birds] Odd looking Downy: dark marks on breast.
Arthur Shippee via CTBirds
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Wed Jun 4 18:19:14 EDT 2014
At our feeders was a small woodpecker, which I took to be a Downey, but with dark striping or marks on the breast, and a slightly ruffled, unfinished look. I took it to be a juvenile or newly fledged Downy.
But the books all say young downy look the same overall as the adults (excepting red on front for m.).
Not that I'm calling this a Nuttall's — not that crazy — but someone more experienced might be able to confirm that this was a Downy newby, or otherwise explain it.
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