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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-one more pic

I did get one more pic of the Centennial Park Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that was reasonably good and that shows the birds back pattern quite well. The only editing I did to this pic was to crop it to enlarge the bird.

By double-clicking on this photo to enlarge it the sap wells that this bird has made a visible. Also the brownish feathers can be seen (but only when the pic is double-clicked) invading the white supercilium (eyebrown) and white that extends back to the nape. As I noted in an earlier post on Yellow-bellied Sapsucker plumage, Birds of North America online states that such juvenal feathers can be retained even in third year (adult) birds in Definitive Basic plumage.

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