Definition of sapsucker
: any of a genus (Sphyrapicus) of North American woodpeckers that drill holes in trees in order to obtain sap and insects for food
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Hach-Otis' new piece hosts nests of rare birds, including the yellow-bellied sapsucker and cerulean warbler.
Kai noted two red-tailed hawks soaring above the building line along Central Park West, then abruptly stopped midsentence and peered through his binoculars at a yellow-bellied sapsucker and then at a yellow-rumped warbler.
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