Photo Cedits: Dominic Sherony

Photo Cedits: Dominic Sherony

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: This type of woodpecker can grow to be 1.5-1.9 oz. and have a wingspan of 13.4-15.7 in.

HABITAT: Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers live in both deciduous and coniferous forests.

DIET: Their main diet, as their name suggests, is tree sap, but they do eat insects and fruit.

NOTES: Typical signs that a Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers live nearby are horizontal lines of holes in the trunks of trees. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers make a “quee-ah quee-ah” noise and also make a mewing noise. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird lists.