Red-naped Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus nuchalis
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The Red-naped Sapsucker breeds in mixed forests in the Rocky Mountains and Great Basin areas of North America. They migrate south to Mexico in the winter. They are very closely related to the Red-breasted Sapsucker.
Red-naped Sapsuckers, and other Sapsuckers, have shorter tongues than other woodpeckers and their tongues have stiff hairs at the tip. This allows them to sip sap. They also will eat the insects trapped in the sap.