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Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker? - Eastern Ontario, Canada (1 Viewer)

Gordon W

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Took this shot today in eastern Ontario, Canada. I think it's a juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, but not at all certain about it. Can someone confirm or correct that ID?


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Yes, it is. I believe the species moults its juvenile plumage unusually late, so I don't know for sure whether this might be a bird hatched last year rather than this year. Plumage looks fresh, so presumably it's this year's bird.

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