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Posted January 4, 2024 | By Michael Warren

Yellow-bellied sapsucker

“Bird Names for Birds” is the idea behind a move by the American Ornithological Society this year to rename several dozen birds named after people, including  many associated with slavery and racism. Alas, the yellow-bellied sapsucker (one of our less frequent woodpeckers) will retain its descriptive but not very flattering moniker. This one was photographed on the Sandhill Trail at Silver Springs State Park.

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