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Red-breasted Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus ruber





credit: Kevin Cole/CCSA


ADULT Has bright red head, neck, and breast, with white "mustache" at base of bill; this is longer in ssp. daggetti than ssp. ruber. Back is mainly black, but with pale barring on wings and back and large white wing patch. Underparts are yellow with dark streaks and chevrons on flanks. JUVENILE Has black and red elements of adult's plumage replaced by brown barring.

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