Tag: Sphyrapicus varius

Ruby-throated hummingbirds observed following yellow-bellied sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) Science Article 8 abstract The authors document an observed association between Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Ruby-throated Hummingbird. They conclude that the hummingbirds’feeding at sapsucker wells may effect the timing of hummingbird migration. by David Flaspohler and David Grosshuesch Several species of hummingbirds are known to feed at the sap wells created by […]

Male-Female Interactions by Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers on Wintering Grounds

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) Science Article 5 abstract On 23 March 2002, in my wooded yard near Zebulon, Wake County,NC, I watched two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (Sphyrapicus varius), a maleand a female, engage in behavior I had never before witnessed. The malewas perched on the trunk of a small hickory (Carya sp.) having bark riddledwith sapsucker […]

Altruism in nesting Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) Science Article 6 abstract Power (1975, Science 189: 142) presented the theory of altruism in describing experiments designed to test it on wild Mountain Bluebirds (Sialia currucoides). He considered his results negative, but they are pertinent to observations I presented briefly (Kilham 1971, Wilson Bull. 83: 159) but not in detail, […]

Sap tree feeding preference by Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (Sphyrapicus varius) based ontree size and species in Cheboygan County, northern lower Michigan

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) Science Article 7 abstract To test for preference in choice of sap trees, the area surrounding an active YellowbelliedSapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius ) nest was surveyed using four randomly selected20 x 20m plots at the University of Michigan Biological Station in Cheboygan County,Michigan Amanda L. McLenon, unknown Download article download full text […]

Minimizing Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Damage

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) Science Article 1 abstract The yellow-bellied sapsucker is a migratory woodpecker that feeds on a widevariety of orchard, shade, and forest trees. Instead of drilling holes to find insectslike other woodpeckers, sapsuckers drill holes in living trees to feed on sap andphloem tissues. Gayne G. Erdmann and Ralph M. Peterson, North […]

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, SPHYRAPICUS VARIUS, IN ALASKA

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) Science Article 3 abstract The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker( Sphyrapicus varius), which breeds in the temperate and boreal forests of interior North America, has not been reported previously from Alaska. However, recent observations show that it is currently a rare summer visitant and breeder in extreme east-central Alaska, and the presence of old […]

Habitat Analysis and Survey of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,Sphyrapicus varius, in the Southern Appalachians

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) Science Article 4 abstract The purpose of this study is to provide a habitat analysis of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,Sphyrapicus varius, in the Southern Appalachians. This population of S. varius is unique because it breeds in the high elevations of the Southern Appalachians, while the northern population breeds from Pennsylvania to Alberta […]

RACIAL AND SEXUAL DIFFERENCES IN MIGRATION IN SPHYRAPICUS VARIUS

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) Science Article 2 abstract The subspecies of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) are strongly characterized not only in morphology but in migratory habits as well. General outlines of the breeding ranges and winter ranges of the four subspeciesa re given in figures 1 and 2.These illustrate the well-known facts that S. […]