I consulted a bird watching expert. Here it is. The red patch is on the back of the head, not the throat. I was looking at it from quite far away and could only make out a little red. I thought is was in front but I was wrong.
Introducing the Northern Flicker. A type of woodpecker that actually hunts bugs on the ground:
Northern Flicker, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology