Name the bird and the plant he is clinging to in the photo below.
Photo taken 11/30/12 in Concord, MA
Leave your guess in the comments below. And be sure to check out the answer to last week’s mammal tracks quiz on the Quiz Answers page.
I think it’s a male downy woodpecker on a cattail.
A quality guess! Thanks for commenting Steve.
It is a downy woodpecker on common cattail (typha latifolia). I am now back in MA, so let me know if you are doing any birding in the Plainville area.
You’re probably right with Typha latifolia, but I’m not certain of the species, so I’ll say Typha sp. to be safe. Nice work!
Downy Woodpecker on Greater Reedmace (cattail)
Nice work. I can’t say I’m familiar with that common name, do folks call it that in your neck of the woods?
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