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Sonoran Desert Birds



Red-naped sapsucker (male) - (Sphyrapicus nuchalis)

Size: 8.5 inches
Overall Color: black
Occurrence: town
Diet: sap, insects
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: red patch on forehead, nape and neck, black and white banding on back and tail
Season: winter

Red-naped sapsucker (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae (woodpeckers)
Genus: Sphyrapicus
species: nuchalis

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