Red-naped Sapsucker

1/500s at f5.6 ISO:800, Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm


The breeding habitat of the Red-naped Sapsucker is in mixed forests of the Rocky Mountains and Great Basin areas of North America. They nest in a cavity in a live or dead tree. Other species which nest in tree cavities reuse nests formerly used by these birds. True to their name, and like other sapsuckers, they drill holes in trees and eat the sap as well as insects attracted to it. They sometimes catch insects in flight; they also eat seeds and berries.
R.M.N.P., Colorado
 
06/03/2014