Red-naped Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus nuchalis

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

RNSA

Code 6

SPHNUC

ITIS

HEAD

Red-naped Sapsucker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Striped, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: Red
  • Throat Color: Red
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-naped Sapsucker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 68 g (2.4 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: Black breast and yellow-washed white belly.
  • Upperparts: Black with white barring.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red-naped Sapsucker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid shallow wing beats with short glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 41-46 cm (16-18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Black with black and white barring on central feathers.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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