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Alternate name
Sphyrapicus ruber    Scientific name 
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
21.5cm                 Length
Forest from 500 - 3,000 m in Canada, Mexico and breeds in the USA Habitat
4-7 white eggs. Clutch  
Sap, insects, berries & seeds. Food   Diet
Drill holes in bark and keep the wounds open to tap sap. Tounge shortened and widened to lap up sap. Habits
591 World Number
Least Concern Status

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