Length: 8 - 9"
Breeding habitat: Deciduous and mixed forests, especially woods with aspen. Requires dead trees or trees with some soft wood for excavating nest cavities.
Winter habitat: Orchards, parks, woodlands.
Diet: Tree sap and the inner bark of trees; insects such as ants, beetles, and moths; wild fruits and berries.
Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
© Steven Russell Smith
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)