woodpecker or sapsucker ?

bird no5

bird no5

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


Comments for woodpecker or sapsucker ?

Click here to add your own comments

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.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Got A Great Bird Story?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. How many mealworms?

    Jul 16, 17 10:48 AM

    I was wanting to know if anyone has an idea about how many mealworms is adequate for a pair of bluebirds with 4 nestlings and also how many times a day

    Read More

  2. Linda

    Jul 16, 17 10:37 AM

    male has redish throat both have long tails otherwise brown or grey feathers. cannot tell undersides. nest is on top of pillar on porch

    Read More

  3. Something that makes you go huh?

    Jul 11, 17 04:06 PM

    I've been observing a pair of nesting bluebirds and I was curious as to why they do this. I've noticed and observed their behavior while feeding their

    Read More