Definition of sapsucker in English:

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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
Example sentences
  • 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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