Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus varius

ML43757911


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Rex Stanford
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eBird Checklist S33253628
South Padre Is.--WBC/Conv. Center/Laguna Madre Trail (LTC 035)
Cameron, Texas, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 26.1401, -97.1748 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Female
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

This individual lacks the red throat of the male, so it may be judged a female. This side-on photo captures every feature needed to feel sure of its species identity and its sex. In case anyone wonders what this species is doing in front of a cut orange, please note the remnant orange pulp on its bill and recall that this creature typically feeds on a very sweet food, namely sap from the shallow holes it makes in trees. Therefore it is not strange that it would enjoy orange juice. It's one more sweet food made possible by a tree.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 10D
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
389KB
Dimensions
1065 x 1420

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