BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.

How to Attract Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker is a medium-sized woodpecker known for loudly drilling neatly organized sapwells into trees. The sapwells not only flow with sap (the sapsucker's number one dietary component) but also include insects that get caught in the sap ÔÇô which in a way provides the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker with a combo-meal. Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers target and nest in young trees known for their sap content ÔÇô like Maple, Birch, Beech, and Hickory. They may take suet from feeders.

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Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Information

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Identification:

  • Medium-sized woodpecker
  • Red forehead, black and white upperparts, yellowish-white underparts, male has red throat, female has white throat

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Habitat:

  • Deciduous or Mixed Forest while breeding
  • Favor Young Trees with High Sap Content - like Maple and Birch
  • Often Found at Forest Edge

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Eating Habits:

  • Tree Sap ÔÇô especially from Maple, Birch,and Fruiting Trees
  • Insects ÔÇô trapped in the sap, taken from the bark, or caught in midair
  • Will eat Suet

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Nesting:

  • Cavity Nest ÔÇô usually in tree they drill for sap
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