[Bird songs] [A yellow-bellied sapsucker clings to the trunk of a tree. It repeatedly pecks at the trunk, drilling sap wells.] [Explore MacaulayLibrary.org]End of transcript
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers get their name from the grids of shallow “wells” they carve out of tree trunks, enabling them to consume both the sap that collects and insects that are also attracted. Both sexes of this woodpecker show a crimson red cap and a long white stripe on the folded wings, while males also have a red patch on the throat.
Recorded by Timothy Barksdale ,Macaulay Library