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Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - Male

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Male

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - Male & Female

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - Male & Female

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 28, 2009. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are medium-sized woodpeckers that Winter in Mead Garden.

Whatbird: Breeds across Canada east of the Rockies to southern Labrador and Newfoundland south to the northern U.S. from North Dakota to New York and Connecticut and south through the Appalachians to northwest Georgia. Spends winters in the southeastern U.S., the West Indies, and in middle and high altitudes of Central America as far south as Panama. Preferred habitats include deciduous and mixed woods in foothills and lower montane regions.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: Feeds on sap, insects, fruits, and berries. Hammers trees for insects; also creates sap wells in bark to collect sap and trap insects; sometimes catches insects in mid-air.

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