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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied
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Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied
-Sphyrapicus varius (Linnaeus)


Adult male: Crown red, bordered by black; from nasal tufts backward across side of neck, a white band; back black copiously marked with white; throat red with black border expanding into a posteriorly rounded black patch on breast; rest of under body yellowish white with back v-marks down sides and flanks; upper surface of wing black with a conspicuous longitudinal white patch along wing coverts, a row of white spots along outer edge of primaries and secondaries.

 


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