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Yellow bellied sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius

  • Evenly spaced holes in main stem, approximately ¼ inch, arranged in a linear or columnar pattern
  • Repetitive tapping or drumming heard
  • Birds with black and white patterns, often some with red, seen tapping on trees
  • More information on Yellow bellied sapsucker

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