Yellow Bellied Sap-Sucker - Ottawa, Ontario by Michael Cummings

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“Although most non-birders believe that the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a fictitious bird created just for the humorous name, in fact it is a widespread species of small woodpecker. Its habit of making shallow holes in trees to get sap is exploited by other bird species, and the sapsucker can be considered a “keystone” species, one whose existence is vital for the maintenance of a community." Cornell Labs

Nikon D300
ISO 400
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
440 MM
WB Sun


  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 4 years ago

    Simply Outstanding !

  • Thank you very much

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettover 4 years ago

    Didn’t know that Michael, its still a great image.

  • Thanks Bob

    – Michael Cummings

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Karen

    – Michael Cummings

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Yellow Bellied Sap-Sucker… it sounds like an insult! :D Fantastic catch though.

  • Thanks Zoe, I had heard the name long before I knew there actually was such a bird

    – Michael Cummings

  • Josef Pittner
    Josef Pittnerover 4 years ago

    Well photographed and alot of information about the bird.

  • Thanks Joe

    – Michael Cummings

  • Sean McConnery
    Sean McConneryover 4 years ago

    Very nice capture, great detail Michael!

  • Thanks Sean

    – Michael Cummings

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • Thanks very much

    – Michael Cummings

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot, Michael, and great info to go with it. Now these I have seen!

  • Thanks Mike, how are things going down there anything new showing up

    – Michael Cummings

  • larry flewers
    larry flewersover 4 years ago

    Superb shot Michael

  • Thanks very much

    – Michael Cummings

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image, Michael, and thanks for the lesson!

  • Thanks Aunt Dot

    – Michael Cummings

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