15 October, 2009

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Scientific Name: Sphyrapicus varius

Population Estimate: 9M

Range / Habitat: Their breeding habitat is forested areas across Canada, eastern Alaska and the northeastern United States. They prefer young, mainly deciduous forest.

Field Notes: The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a mid-sized woodpecker, 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.
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