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Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker (hybrid) | by skuarua
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Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker (hybrid)

Two sapsuckers attending a nest. One bird of the pair looked to be pure Red-breasted (Sphyrapicus ruber), while the other showed some characteristics of Red-naped (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) mixed in, such as having an extensively white mustachial stripe and blackish auriculars.

Deschutes National Forest. Deschutes County, Oregon.

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Taken on June 11, 2016