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August 2016 - Red-naped Sapsucker
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Red-naped Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-naped Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus nuchalis
The Red-naped Sapsucker is a medium-sized North American woodpecker. On the bird's head there is a red patch which is why it is called "red-naped." Sapsuckers feed by drilling parallel lines of holes in trees which fill with sap which attracts insects, giving the bird a choice of food: sap or bug!
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