Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

Jan 6, 2021

Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Credit dfaulder, via Wikimedia Commons

The yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) is a medium-sized woodpecker that breeds in Canada and the northeastern United States.

The yellow-bellied sapsucker was described and illustrated using a hand-coloured plate by the English naturalist Mark Catesby in his The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands which was published between 1729 and 1732.