|B L||W W||W||Family||Latin Name|
|8.5" 21.6cm||16" 40.6cm||1.8oz 51g||Picidae||Sphyrapicus varius|
The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is mostly seen in the eastern and northern regions of North America. It is a member of the woodpecker family. This bird pecks columns of holes in the trunk and larger branches of a tree. As the sap runs out from the newly made holes, the sapsucker, with the use of its tongue, drinks the fluids. It has a similar appearance to the Red-naped Sapsucker that is seen out west. This sapsucker is seen throughout the Caribbean islands and it has been seen as a vagrant in Cuba.