Common Name: Red-naped Sapsucker
Scientific Name: Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Order/Family: Piciformes/Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Description: Adults have a black head with a red forehead, white stripes, and a red spot on the nape; they have a white lower belly and rump. They have a yellow breast and upper belly. They are black on the back and wings with white bars; they have a large white wing patch. Adult males have a red throat patch; for females, the lower part of the throat is red, the upper part white.
Distribution: Their breeding habitat is mixed forests in the Rocky Mountains and Great Basin areas of North America.
Habitat: They nest in a cavity in a dead tree. Other species which nest in tree cavities reuse nests formerly used by these birds.