Woodpecker in Michigan in Help Me Identify a North American Bird Posted October 7, 2021 aha, I think you’re right. That’s actually not what I thought it was. I didn’t think of the sapsucker, because my field guide shows both sexes as having prominent red patches, which this bird had absolutely none of. But that wing stripe would indicate a sapsucker wouldn’t it? And a Google search yields members of the species with no red. Thank you.