While widely avoiding the “name-calling” suffered by his yellow-bellied cousin, this red-breasted variety of sapsucker is also named from the manner in which it gathers its favorite snack. Tree sap is collected in small wells that are drilled by the bird into the trees bark, where it is then consumed by the sapsucker.
But while they might have been named for how they gather their sap supply, they are far from picky eater. Nuts, berries, fruits, insects and seeds also make up a large portion of this birds diet.
Suggested Feeder Types: Suet, Platform, Log, Hummingbird ,
- Black-oil Sunflower
- Striped Sunflower
- Sunflower Hearts
- Virginia Creeper