Williamson's Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus thyroideus

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

WISA

Code 6

SPHTHY

ITIS

HEAD

Williamson's Sapsucker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to red-brown.
  • Head pattern: Striped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black with thin white stripe at base of bill.
  • Nape Color: Black with thin white strip across back of neck.
  • Throat Color: Red
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Williamson's Sapsucker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23 cm (9 in)
  • Weight: 48 g (1.7 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black breast and yellow belly.
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Williamson's Sapsucker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid shallow wing beats with short glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 43 cm (17 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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