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Red-naped Sapsucker

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Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Photo: AnneE Location: Calgary, Canada
Photo: AnneE
Location: Calgary, Canada


[edit] Identification

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

[edit] Distribution

Western United States, from British Columbia east to Montana and Wyoming south to northern Mexico and western Texas. Unccommon in coastal California.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Habitat

Deciduous or mixed forests.

[edit] Behaviour

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

They nest in a tree cavity.

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