Tree Clinging

Williamson's Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus thyroideus
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Length: 9 in. (23 cm )
Large sap wells are excavated in shallow but neat rows on the bark of a tree, and they are usually the first evidence of this sapsucker\s presence. The oozing sap as well as the insects attracted to it serve as a major source of food at some times of the year. The Williamson\'s Sapsucker is found in mountainous conifer forests and also feeds on ants and fruit in different seasons. The nest cavity is excavated in a conifer trunk from low down to almost the canopy. In the winter the females go to more open areas and are seldom found together with males.'

The four-digit banding code is WISA.

Female | Jim Burns


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Williamson's Sapsucker
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: October 15, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/williamsons-sapsucker

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Williamson's Sapsucker. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved October 15, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/williamsons-sapsucker

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Williamson's Sapsucker". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/williamsons-sapsucker

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Dr. Biology. "Williamson's Sapsucker". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 15 Oct 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/williamsons-sapsucker

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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