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Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

[Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker]

Photographed in South March Conservation Forest. The rows of holes are sap wells. Instead of digging for insects like other woodpeckers, sapsuckers drill small holes and lick up the sap that comes out, plus any insects that are attracted to it.

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