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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus varius

Description:

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are mostly black and white with boldly patterned faces. Both sexes have red foreheads, and males also have red throats. Look for a long white stripe along the folded wing. Bold black-and-white stripes curve from the face toward a black chest shield and white or yellowish underparts.

Habitat:

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers live in both hardwood and conifer forests up to about 6,500 feet elevation. They often nest in groves of small trees such as aspens, and spend winters in open woodlands. Occasionally, sapsuckers visit bird feeders for suet.

Notes:

Spotted at 38.00078, -78.50352

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, female, young adult
Sphyrapicus varius File:Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, female.jpg


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rstillings
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rstillings

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Dec 16, 2012
Submitted on Dec 17, 2012

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