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Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, immature

Sphyrapicus varius


The yellow-bellied sapsucker is a mid-sized woodpecker, measuring 18–22 cm (7.1–8.7 in) in length, 34–40 cm (13–16 in) in wingspan and weighing from 40–63 g (1.4–2.2 oz).[5][6] Adults are black on the back and wings with white bars; they have a black head with white lines down the side and a red forehead and crown, a yellow breast and upper belly, a white lower belly and rump and a black tail with a white central bar. Adult males have a red throat; females have a white throat. — Wikipedia


The breeding habitat of the yellow-bellied sapsucker is forested areas across Canada, eastern Alaska and the northeastern United States. They prefer young, mainly deciduous forests. There is also a disjunct population found in high elevations of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. — Wikipedia

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BonnieLewis 3 years ago

Thank you Ashley!

AshleyT 3 years ago

It is an immature yellow-bellied sapsucker

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 9, 2017
Submitted on Apr 9, 2017

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