Unusual Nuttall's Woodpecker

Marge and Don Thornton

While birding Los Carneros, this morning we came across a Nuttall's Woodpecker that had a red crown very far forward on its head. This lead us to wonder if it was possibly a hybrid with a Ladder-backed Woodpecker.   Our ebird checklist has a photo.

Marge and Don Thornton
Goleta, Ca

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