Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius (Linnaeus, 1766)Synonyms: YBSA,  Yellow-bellied Woodpecker.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Piciformes   >   Family Picidae   >   Genus Sphyrapicus   

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Sap wells are important supplements for many wintering bird species and early spring migrants. Some of the earliest arriving hummingbirds, especially in the north, arrive too early for blooming wildflowers. They instead time their arrival with a healthy supply of energy-rich sap. Species ranging from insects and other birds to bats and porcupines have been documented at the unguarded syrupy buffet.

There are 259 records in the project database.

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A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Talbot Co., Maryland (2/8/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at drill wells in Howard Co., Maryland (12/25/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Baltimore Co., Maryland (11/25/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Cecil Co., Maryland (1/5/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker forages at Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co., Maryland (10/1/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) ( More of this species)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker In Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/3/2012). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Harford Co., Maryland (11/11/2016). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Yellow-breasted Sapsucker in Boston, Massachusetts (11/2/2012). Photo by Jeremiah Trimble. (MBP list) ( More of this species)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Howard Co., Maryland (12/28/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Howard Co., Maryland (1/8/2017). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Harford Co., Maryland (2/10/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker attending drill wells in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (4/1/2014). Photo by Danny Poet. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in flight in Cape May Co., New Jersey (10/7/2011). Photo by Sam Galick. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker feeding nestlings in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/22/2014). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker drill wells in Howard Co., Maryland (12/25/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker drill wells in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. Photo by Mike Lathroum. (MBP list)

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Howard Co., Maryland (12/28/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

The "mew" call of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker recorded in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/15/2014). Photo by David Cummings. (MBP list)


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