Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus varius

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

YBSA

Code 6

SPHVAR

ITIS

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HEAD

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Breeding Male Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head Pattern: Capped, Striped, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Red with thin white stripe at base of bill.
  • Nape Color: Black with wide white stripe across back of neck.
  • Throat Color: Red
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Breeding Male Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 51 g (1.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White with pale yellow wash.
  • Upperparts: Black and white barring.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Breeding Male Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid shallow wing beats with short glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 41-46 cm (16-18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Black with white bars on central feathers.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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