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Photo © Rob Curtis / The Early Birder

Red-naped sapsucker

This species can show up just about anywhere in the western half of the state. Superficially it looks like its yellow-bellied cousin. The ranges of the two overlap, so be sure to watch for a tiny patch of red on the nape and a few subtle differences that, for those with a telephoto lens, often require snapping a photograph that can be enlarged and examined later.

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