Friday, December 20, 2013

Connecticut Audubon Society Bird Finder for December 20: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 
Sphyrapicus varius 

Where to find it: Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers can be found throughout the state in winter. In spring and summer these woodpeckers can more commonly be found nesting in the northwest corner of the state although they are becoming increasingly more common in the northeast corner. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are most often associated with a mix of conifer and maple forests. They drill shallow, horizontal holes in a circular pattern around the trunks of trees.

Read the rest of this week's Bird Finder here.

Photo by Dominic Sharony.

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