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Red-breasted Sapsucker
Photo By Lisa Thompson


February 28, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - Woodpeckers occupy much of the forested regions of Alaska. according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, seven species of woodpeckers are found in Alaska: the northern flicker, red-breasted sapsucker, yellow-bellied sapsucker, hairy, downy, three-toed, and black-backed woodpeckers.

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Woodpeckers with red heads, necks, and chests are red-breasted sapsuckers. They occur only in Southeast Alaska and are uncommon even there according to the ADF&G. This red-breasted sapsucker was recently photographed at Ward Lake.

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Red-breasted sapsucker at Ward Lake.

Lisa Thompson ©2006


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