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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

More on Canon City sapsuckers

Here are two more photos of the Red-naped Sapsucker I found in Canon City today. The top pic shot shows the red coloration on the nape quite clearly as well as the longitudinal stripes of white feathers separated by the black stripe down most of the middle of its back. It's funny, but in this photo the top of the sapsucker's head looks quite flat. The bottom photo just shows the bird from a different view, with it's head turned to the right, showing the red on the lower throat quite well.

Note the close-ups of the sap-wells (holes made by sapsuckers that often show some sap dripping from them, tho that isn't showing in the pics here or in the previous post)


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