Red-naped Sapsucker in Mono City

Observers: Heidi Hopkins and Chris McCreedy
Email: cmccreedy@prbo.org
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Date: 03/21/03
Time: 09:24:42 AM


Heidi noticed this bird in her pine tree, and its obvious difference from the more common RBSA. Observed for 45 seconds in Lombardy Poplar at 10 meters. A male, full red throat, strong white behind eye and across cheek. Red throat bordered by black - no signs of RBSA hybridization. Red nape differentiates it from YBSA. Gaines does not report March records for the Mono Basin.