Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus ruber

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

RBSA

Code 6

SPHRUB

ITIS

HEAD

Red-breasted Sapsucker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: Red
  • Throat Color: Red
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-breasted Sapsucker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 48 g (1.7 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Red, Black
  • Underparts: Black and white with pale yellow wash.
  • Upperparts: Black and white barring.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

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