red-breasted sapsucker


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Noun1.red-breasted sapsucker - western North American sapsuckerred-breasted sapsucker - western North American sapsucker  
sapsucker - small American woodpecker that feeds on sap from e.g. apple and maple trees
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Restoring and protecting areas of native plant species within Cuyamaca also ensures that the park can continue to provide habitat for a wide variety of native mammal and bird species, including the red-breasted sapsucker, red-breasted nuthatch and golden-crowned kinglet.
2000, Characteristics of nest cavities and nest trees of the Red-breasted Sapsucker in coastal montane forests.
Its dose western counterparts--the red-breasted sapsucker, which lives in coastal forests, and the rednaped sapsucker, which occupies mixed woods from the Great Plains westward--were considered the same species as the yellow-bellied until the 1980s.