Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (F&M)
Cañón de Bustamante
Not quite sure if yellow bellied or red naped. Juvenile I'm sure
An interesting sapsucker that turned up during the winter. It has mostly yellow-bellied traits including lack of red spot on the nape which is apparently diagnostic for this species at this time of year. But perhaps it is just an odd red-naped, or a hybrid.
Dan Cooper emailed me saying he saw an odd likely yellow-bellied sapsucker just down the road earlier in the month, perhaps same bird.
The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) is a medium-sized woodpecker found in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.