yellow-bellied sap sucker

yellow-bellied sapsucker

noun
a woodpecker, Sphyrapicus varius, of eastern North America, having a red patch on the forehead and black and white plumage with a pale-yellow abdomen, and feeding on sap from trees.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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