The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is the most widespread of four sapsuckers found in North America. The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker can most often be found in the forest drilling holes in trees. These holes are often drilled in a straight line to allow sap to collect so The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker can drink it. Insects are attracted to the sap wells and so the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker eats them.
The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker most often nests in cavities in trees. During courtship, pairs of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers perform a duet of sorts where they drum together on threes including their nest entrance. The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is common and widespread and it is protected by law.
The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker female is imilar to male, but lacking the red throat. The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker throat is white.
Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker lack and red coloration on their bodies. Juveniles are also brown all over instead of black and white.
Calls or song.
mew and cheee-er or cheeee-er ans hoih-hoih
Population and distribution.
The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker nests in trees and lays 4-7 white eggs in May.