Williamson’s Sapsucker Images, Facts and Information:
- Williamson’s Sapsuckers are medium sized woodpeckers with white rumps and yellow bellies. The females are dull brown and the male has black plumage with a white eye stripe and red neck.
- The males and females were once thought to be two different sapsucker species.
- Williamson’s Sapsuckers are primarily western birds found in habitats that include subalpine forests, open coniferous forests, and Ponderosa pine forests.
- Williamson’s Sapsucker eat ants, insect larvae, moths, sap and bark cambium.
- They do migrate to the southern part of their breeding range in the winter.
- Williamson’s Sapsuckers are primary cavity nesters. They lay 3 to 7 eggs which hatch in 12 to 14 days. Both sexes incubate and are monogamous.
- A group of sapsuckers is called a “slurp” of sapsuckers.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Williamson’s Sapsucker photos.