Monday, July 14, 2014

Red-breasted Sapsucker

The Red-brested Sapsucker (scientific name - Sphyrapicus ruber) is a medium sized woodpecker that is found in the forests on the West Coast of North America from Alaska to California. They feed by foraging for insects in trees. They have a red head and breast and a white strip along the side. Photos taken in Chemainus, B.C. in June 2014.