Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: bright red throat and head

Always seems strange to me that the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker's most arresting markings — its throat and head — are not yellow at all, but red. And yes, I know, this name distinguishes them from other kinds of Sapsuckers. But still...

Somewhere on the belly of this bird, there are yellow feathers.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Wascana Park, Regina. © SB

What is this? A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Location: Wascana Park, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo date: April 25, 2016


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