Do woodpeckers eat wood?



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    No, woodpeckers peck at the wood to get to and eat the insects that live underneath the bark. It is the insects that live in trees and make themselves home in the wood of a tree that these birds like to feed on the most. There are many different species of woodpecker and depending on which one you come across, they may also be eating fruit, nuts, and seeds (United Wildlife, 2011)

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    No, woodpeckers peck at wood in trees to hollow out nests. Woodpeckers normally nest in holes made in the branches of trees. Woodpeckers eat mostly insects, grubs fruits and nuts. Some woodpeckers have tongues up to 4 inches long giving them a better advantage of gathering food.

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