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Hairy Woodpecker

This was an interesting bird. I seem to recall one other time seen a Hairy Woodpecker with yellow tail feathers, but when I saw this one I decided to check the literature and see if I could find an explanation. I couldn't find any mention of yellow on the tail of Hairy Woodpeckers! This picture doesn't show it as well as it displayed in the field. These feathers were a bright yellow. Has anyone else seen this?


Image Details

LocationThis photograph was taken on January 3, 2009 at Russian Gulch State Park, Mendocino County, California
Published2009-01-27
Date Taken2009:01:12 10:02:14
Camera MakeCanon
Camera ModelCanon EOS 50D
Exposure1/200
Aperture4/1
ISO Speed100
Focal length300/1


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