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Mindemoya, Ontario, Canada
I’m trying to ID this bird, and came across a similar question here: https://feederwatch.org/community/participant-photo/no-red-on-this-yellow-bellied-sapsucker-hmm/#comment-28922
Can anyone please help?
Woodpeckers & Sapsuckers
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, BUT no red?!
Hi Diane, Your location, and the feeding pattern shown in your photo above definitely lead to a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Some female Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers have no (or reduced) red on their foreheads; additionally, juveniles look similar to adults but with the black on their head and breast replaced by brownish and subdued red-and-white head markings. Great find!
Same i saw sapsucker and cant figure out if it is a yellow bellied or red naped because it doent have red on its chin
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