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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Pic maculé

Sphyrapicus varius

Birds of North America
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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

B L W W W Family Latin Name
8.5" 21.6cm 16" 40.6cm 1.8oz 51g Picidae Sphyrapicus varius

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker range

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.

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