Definition of sapsucker in English:


Line breaks: sap|suck¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈsapsʌkə


  • An American woodpecker that pecks rows of small holes in trees and visits them for sap and insects.
    • Sphyrapicus, family Picidae: four species
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    • They pierce the base of a flower to get at the nectar, and visit woodpecker and sapsucker holes for tree sap.
    • When nectar resources are scarce, hummingbirds will also feed on sap from holes in trees made by sapsuckers (Sphyrapicus).
    • The largest of Washington's sapsuckers, Williamson's Sapsuckers are striking birds.

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