The yellow-bellied sapsucker makes holes in tree trunks to get to the sap. Once the holes are made, though, other creatures take advantage of them. The birds are summer visitors to South Carolina.
The yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) is a medium-sized woodpecker that breeds in Canada and the northeastern United States. It 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.