Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
This bird is a mid-sized woodpecker, breeding in Canada. It eats mostly arthropods, tree saps, fruits and nuts. A common species that, different to other woodpeckers in the area, migrates South in winter.
How To Identify
Male and female have a red patch on the forehead. Male have additionally a red throat. The species is similar in appearance to the Hairy Woodpecker but lacks the red patch on the back of its head.
Where and When to Spot
The only time I spotted this bird happened in Park Mont-Royal, early spring.
Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.
Park Mont Royal
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Focal Length 179mm
Shutter Speed 1/1000s