The yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), is a North American woodpecker in the family Picidae. It has (*gasp*) a yellow belly, with spotted feathers and red markings on its head. About eight inches long, the sapsucker can be found across North America, but it breeds in northern areas of the continent. It makes its home in a tree excavation, usually a poplar.

The sapsucker drills ordered patterns of holes into the bark of trees in order to find sap and insects. Sapsuckers are known to consume sap in excess, which makes them groggy and fairly unresponsive. The sapsucker also has the ability to catch insects in midair.

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