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Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)
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Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)

General Description: Williamson's Sapsuckers (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) are sexually-dimorphic woodpeckers of the mountains. Males are black overall with a white rump patch, white in the wings, white stripes on the face, yellow on the belly, and a red patch on the throat. Females are brown overall with dark and light bars on the back, neck, and wings; and a white rump patch.

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)

Favored Habitat: Mountain habitats with pine and fir trees.

Where to Find: Higher elevations on Mt. Charleston and in the Desert National Wildlife Range.

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Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)

If you were a tasty bark beetle, this might be the last face you ever see!

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)
Male: black with white facial stripes, red chin, yellow belly
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)
Female: notice the barred back and brownish color.
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)
Williamson's Sapsucker male
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)
Male Williamson's Sapsucker taking a bath in a mountain spring
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) female Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) female
Williamson's Sapsucker nest hole in a dead tree
more to come ...
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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