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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.
Fabulous camera view close-up showing that yellow belly perfectly. Such lovely woodpeckers. Excellent colors and detail KC! TFS!
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LOL yeah.... they sure got it right on this one, didn't they!!!

A terrific picture this KC - I don't always manage to see the yellow!! Cheers lass.

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