Red-breasted Sapsucker

Kingfishers and Woodpeckers

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus ruber

Winter

Kingfishers and Woodpeckers

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Daniel Fitzgerald

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sapsuckers drill orderly rows of small holes in trees for sap and insects it attracts.  This sapsucker has the characteristic white wing patch but sports an entirely red head and breast.  Often hybridizes with Red-naped Sapsucker where the ranges overlap.

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