woodpecker or sapsucker ?

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I saw this bird in Rolla, MO this morning. No very sure what woodpecker it is?


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Oct 18, 2015
Woodpecker or Sapsucker
by: John P.

Hi Liu,

I came to the conclusion this was a juvenile bird because
when googling for images of sapsuckers matching the one in your picture it came up with a nearly identical one with same identical coloration and wing bar markings and was labeled as a juvenile or younger bird that has not yet received its full color.

Oct 18, 2015
thanks
by: Liu

Thank you very much John. I also think it is a yellow bellied, but why do you think it is a Juvenile? Because it has no red cap?

Oct 17, 2015
Woodpecker or Sapsucker
by: John

Based on markings and coloration it appears this might be a Juvenile Yellow Bellied Sapsucker.

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