Red-breasted Sapsucker

Other Names: none

Distribution: west coast of the United States and Canada, north to southern Alaska.

Red-breasted Sapsucker distribution range map

Description:

Size: 20-23 cm in length.

Plumage: Both sexes have a long white wing patch, barred back, and white rump. In adults, the entire head, throat, and breast are bright red and the belly is yellow. Juveniles are dusky brown with light spots above, lighter below, with black and white checkered wings and tail. The legs and beak are pale and the eyes are black.

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Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Eats
fruit
nuts
suet
sugar-water
sunflower-seed
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
idaho
iowa
montana
nevada
oregon
utah
washington
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Forests
Color
black
red
Body Shape
tree-clinging
Size
medium
Order
woodpeckers, barbets, toucans, honeyguides - piciformes
woodpeckers and allies - picidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern