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Utah Bird Records Committee

Rec. # 2005-18
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Date first observed:  16 Oct 2004
 Welcome Springs, Washington County


  • 16 Oct 2004 - Kathy & Joel Beyer [Record #2005-18]

Sighting Records:

Records Committee Review:



Date Posted (1st round): 12 Jun 2005 0 acc, 7 not
Date Completed: 24 Aug 2005 Not Accepted

Summary: Despite a thorough description and excellent record the possibility of this being a Red-naped Sapsucker or a hybrid was not completely eliminated.  The male of this species presents some very tricky identification problems.


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