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Hybrid Sapsucker? Sherman Island, Sacramento, CA.


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It's certainly Red-breasted-ish, but considering both the facial patterning and the weird back patterning it's unclear enough that (as a non-west-coast birder), I would probably leave it as sapsucker sp. just to be safe.

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It has a black breast shield which is probably the strongest indicator of Red-based genes, so it could be a hybrid, but it’s hard to say for sure... I think it’s a little ambiguous and could be passed off as “just” a red-breasted

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