Red-naped Sapsucker

Other Names: none

Distribution: western United States and southwest Canada, south to northern Mexico in winter.

Red-naped Sapsucker distribution range map

Description:

Size: 20-23 cm in length.

Plumage: Generally mottled with off-white and black, with a conspicuous white wing patch. Males have a red crown, neck patch, and throat, with the throat patch incompletely enclosed by black. Females have a white chin and red throat, but lack the red neck patch. Both sexes are dull yellowish on the underside. 

Species image
Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-naped Sapsucker

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Eats
fruit
nuts
suet
sugar-water
sunflower-seed
Regions
alberta
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
idaho
kansas
louisiana
mexico
montana
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
ohio
oklahoma
oregon
saskatchewan
south dakota
texas
utah
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Sounds
buzzing
Habitat
fir forest
mesquitebosque
oakpinewoodland
riparianorriverforest
Forests
Color
black
blackandwhite
white
Body Shape
tree-clinging
Size
medium
small
Order
woodpeckers, barbets, toucans, honeyguides - piciformes
woodpeckers and allies - picidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern