Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2011-02

Common name:

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Scientific name: Sphyrapicus ruber
Date: 12/31/2010
Time: 10:00AM
Length of time observed: 6 hours
Number: 1
Sex: Male
Location: Olympus Cove
County: Salt Lake
Elevation: 5100 feet ASL
Distance to bird: 10 Feet
Optical equipment: binoculars, camera
Weather: cloudy
Light Conditions:  
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Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
(see photos/video)

Song or call & method of delivery:  
Habitat: Feeding in Austrian Pines
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:  
Description from: Notes taken at time of sighting
Observer: Mike Davies
Observer's address: 4482 Fortuna Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Harper Randall
Date prepared: 1/9/2011
Additional material: stills & video