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Bird Fay remembers more grayish, rounded, than Pileated

Looking forward to Great Backyard Bird Count, February 17-20, 2012

By Fay W McKinley
The bird I remember was not as black as the Pileated - more grayish and I don't remember the white. Also, its body was rounder. It was shaped more like a very small chicken so I guess that is why people called it woodhen and also why I didnt recognize it in the bird books. Maybe my memory isn't as good as it used to be. Sometimes the older we get the less we remember things correctly. Thanks for a quick answer. And thank you, Wendy, for the info, I am looking forward to the Big Bird Count. --Fay W McKinley
Comments above re: Fay's peckerwood is a Pileated woodpecker

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