Red-naped Sapsucker Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Red-naped Sapsucker is a medium-sized woodpecker with a slight peak to the back of the head. It clings vertically to trees giving it an elongated appearance. The bill is stout and sharply pointed.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Downy Woodpecker, smaller than a Northern Flicker.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.5-8.3 in (19-21 cm)
      • Weight: 1.1-2.3 oz (32-66 g)
      • Wingspan: 16.1-16.9 in (41-43 cm)