Date: 10/11/17 11:46 am
From: Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Sapsucker ID
I can use some education with Sapsucker ID.

I photo'd a Sapsucker at LL Carneros this AM.

The bird has a complete black malar stripe, compatible with YBSA, but the back of the bird has white longitudinal bands more like a RNSA. There is no white on the chin, so it can't be a female RNSA, which I guess can have a black malar stripe. There's no red nape, but apparently that is not diagnostic.

Brad Hacker

Posted by: Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...>

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