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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.

Calls

  • Calls, Drums
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Call a harsh mewing "waah." Drumming a distinctive slow irregular tapping, easily imitated by tapping on a tree with a stick.

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