Red-naped Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus nuchalis

22 cm (8") Fairly common. Western United States. southern Alberta, southern British Columbia. Deciduous forests.

Very similar to Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (ranges overlap in Canada). Red forehead and back of head. Male has a red chin and throat area; female has a white chin and some red on throat.

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Red-naped Sapsucker distribution map
Red-naped Sapsucker distribution map