Date: 4/8/17 4:06 pm From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> Subject: [cobirds] CORRECTION . . . . RNSA, not YBSA @ Denver City Park
Apologies, but upon further review . . . the photos show this to be not the male yellow-bellied sapsucker seen in exactly the same place on April 1 (in fact, the same tree at one point), but rather a red-naped sapsucker.
The double row of vertical white lines on the back is distinctive (vs. extensive barring), as is the red nape, which is not heavy but is clearly visible. Throat and chin are entirely red, indicating probable male (though Sibley's says some females have red chin instead of white).
Bonus: according to eBird, it's a first-ever sighting in Denver City Park.
Patrick O'Driscoll Denver County
On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 2:57 PM, Patrick ODriscoll <patodrisk...> wrote:
> Yellow-bellied sapsucker in pInes west of tennis courts, now > > Patrick O'Driscoll > Denver County > > Sent from my iPhone >