Red head and breast
Black upperparts with white barring
White stripe on sides
Two rows of whitish bars on back
Extensive brown mottled on underparts
Listen to its call.
I went for a walk through Royal Roads Forest today and it was glorious. The weather was perfect, the company was delightful and I added another bird to my list of sightings. I have to credit my husband with catching sight of this woodpecker near the top of a rather tall snag.
Learn more about the Red-breasted Sapsucker