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Woodpecker holes


I spied this tree across the road from my house. I don't recall the tree having these holes in the past few days. I also noticed the smaller holes upon closer inspection. I was wondering if these holes could be animal made or if anyone has seen anything similar before. Could this be the work of termites? Woodpeckers?


Woods, NE Pennsylvania

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Gina423 8 years ago

So, I'm thinking these are woodpecker holes, who bored holes in this tree to get at the termites inside it (the smaller holes). I study monkeys, so my expertise on insects and birds is minimal.

Gina423 8 years ago

Added, thanks for reminding me! Any idea what made all these holes?

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Ava T-B 8 years ago

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2014
Submitted on May 12, 2014

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