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Why they call me Yellow-bellied
KC Foggin

Why they call me Yellow-bellied (Sphyrapicus varius)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are fairly small woodpeckers with stout, straight bills. The long wings extend about halfway to the tip of the stiff, pointed tail at rest. Often, sapsuckers hold their crown feathers up to form a peak at the back of the head.
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers live in both hardwood and conifer forests up to about 6,500 feet elevation.
Back yard, Myrtle Beach, SC
Date taken
April, 2022
Scientific name
Sphyrapicus varius
Equipment used
Nikon D90, SIGMA 80-400/4.5-5.6 DG OS. plus a 1+1/4 extender, hand held.
You cant deny it - the IS a touch of yellow ! Beautiful bird and a very good shot of it!
could be called red-throated as well lol, superb photo of this lovely woodpecker, KC, top notch, many tfs!!
Opus Editor
Awesome 👍😎 detail, color, expression and shot ... fabulous 🤩 work, KC ... TFS ...
fabulous capture Helwa g/f. nice name they got, but isn't there bill too short as woodpeacker.
a lovely looking bird kc even if he is a yellow belly!!!....many thanks....

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