Bird of the week 2024 | Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Yellow-bellied sapsucker [MichaelWarren.com]
“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.