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Red-naped Sapsucker

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[[Image:Red-naped_Sapsucker.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo: AnneE <br>Location: Calgary, Canada]] [[Image:Red-naped_Sapsucker.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo: AnneE <br>Location: Calgary, Canada]]
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-==Description== 
-This species is essentially the western equivalent of the [[Yellow-bellied Sapsucker]]. 
==Identification== ==Identification==
-Black and white head has a red forecrown. Male has red chin and throat, female has a white throat. Belly is "dirty" yellowish. The main distinguishing feature when compared to the [[Yellow-bellied Sapsucker]] is a narrow red band on the nape (backside of head).+Black and white head, red forecrown, red chin and throat, female has a white throat, yellow belly, narrow red band on the nape.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Western U.S., winters in SW U.S., Central & western Mexico, including Baja California. Northern birds migrate to the southern parts of the range; birds on the coast are often permanent residents.+[[U.S.]] and [[Mexico]].
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==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
'''Kingdom:''' Animalia -> '''Phylum:''' Chordata -> '''Class:''' Aves -> '''Order:''' Passeriformes -> '''Family:''' Picadae -> '''Genus:''' ''Sphyrapicus'' -> '''Species:''' ''S. nuchalis'' '''Kingdom:''' Animalia -> '''Phylum:''' Chordata -> '''Class:''' Aves -> '''Order:''' Passeriformes -> '''Family:''' Picadae -> '''Genus:''' ''Sphyrapicus'' -> '''Species:''' ''S. nuchalis''
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Breeds in deciduous or mixed forests on the Pacific coast of North America. They nest in a tree cavity.+Deciduous or mixed forests.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-Like other sapsuckers, these birds drill holes in trees and eat the sap as well as insects attracted to it. They sometimes catch insects in flight; they also eat seeds and berries.+It drills holes in trees and eat the sap as well as insects attracted to it. The diet includes insects icaught in flight, seeds and berries.
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 +They nest in a tree cavity.
==External Links== ==External Links==
*[http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/showgallery.php?mcats=all&what=allfields&si=Sphyrapicus+nuchalis View more images of Red-naped Sapsucker in the gallery] *[http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/showgallery.php?mcats=all&what=allfields&si=Sphyrapicus+nuchalis View more images of Red-naped Sapsucker in the gallery]
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Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Photo: AnneE Location: Calgary, Canada
Photo: AnneE
Location: Calgary, Canada

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Identification

Black and white head, red forecrown, red chin and throat, female has a white throat, yellow belly, narrow red band on the nape.

Distribution

U.S. and Mexico.

Taxonomy

Kingdom: Animalia -> Phylum: Chordata -> Class: Aves -> Order: Passeriformes -> Family: Picadae -> Genus: Sphyrapicus -> Species: S. nuchalis

Habitat

Deciduous or mixed forests.

Behaviour

It drills holes in trees and eat the sap as well as insects attracted to it. The diet includes insects icaught in flight, seeds and berries.

They nest in a tree cavity.

External Links

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