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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
(Sphyrapicus varius)

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Information

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.
Identification tips for the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Calls & sounds of Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
            Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Breeding Map USGS                 
      Breeding Map    
Additional Information:
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Range, habitat, physical description, reproduction, lifespan, behavior, communication, food habits, predation, and conservation status. Includes photos. (From Animal Diversity Web)
Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
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