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 Red-naped Sapsucker

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Alternate name
Sphyrapicus nuchalis   Scientific name 
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
19-21cm              Length
Forest, Shrubland up to 2,900 m in Canada, (Panama R/A,) Guatemala, Mexico & breeds in the USA Habitat
3–7 white eggs Clutch  
Sap, insects, seeds & berries. Food   Diet
Drill holes in bark and keep the wounds open to tap sap. Tounge shortened and widened to lap up sap. Habits
590 World Number

Least Concern



view photos Photo February 16, 2007 by dougwaylett all rights reserved

view photos Photo February 3, 2007 by Jerry Ting all rights reserved

Red-naped-Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis)

view photos Photo August 3, 2006 by Ardent Eye all rights reserved

Video by Goerge Jamerson SmithsonianMBC all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

Embedded sound Red-naped Sapsucker  scolding cries (Sphyrapicus nuchalis)
Chris Parrish XC21799
27-06-2008, United States

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Red-naped Sapsucker calls
(Sphyrapicus nuchalis)
Andrew Spencer XC13847
20-06-2007, United States

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