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Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus ruber ORDER: PICIFORMES FAMILY: PICIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Red-breasted Sapsucker is a denizen of the coniferous forests of the northern Pacific Coast, usually found at middle or lower elevations.

Bird Festivals
Funky Nests

Appearance

Woodpeckers
Woodpeckers
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized woodpecker.
  • Red head and breast.
  • White stripe running up side.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar, but head all dark brown.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Adult

    Red-breasted Sapsucker

    Adult
    • © Jim Farley, Camp Pendleton, California, January 2013
  • Adult

    Red-breasted Sapsucker

    Adult
    • © Eric Vogt, Dawson Creek Park, Oregon, March 2013
  • Adult

    Red-breasted Sapsucker

    Adult
  • Adult

    Red-breasted Sapsucker

    Adult
    • © Jason Taylor, Chambers Creek, Washington, February 2013

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