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SCP-XXXX ██ days prior to containment.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept and observed in a 3m x 3m x 2.5m outdoor enclosure comprised of chain-linked steel wire. The spaces between these wires are not to exceed 4cm in width. Young trees under the height of the enclosure by 15.5cm or lower are to be planted in spots furthest from the entrance. No more than 4 trees are permitted for planting inside the vicinity. One small dish and bowl are to be placed and filled with water during varying intervals of time. The dish, used for bathing, must be drained and refilled 3 times daily, and the bowl, to satisfy thirst, once every 3 days.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a single specimen of Black-rumped Flameback Woodpecker (Dinopium benghalense). It is a male of approximately 5 years, measuring 29cm in length. SCP-XXXX exhibits no behavioral significance from any other member of its species besides a disinterest in lifeforms involved in their usual diet. Tests have shown that the specimen is unable to breed.

SCP-XXXX was discovered on 6/█/20██ in ██████, India, and reported by banana farmer ████ █████████ after a few of the grown fruits have gone from nearing ripeness to the growth stage prior. The anomalous effect of SCP-XXXX is an extraction of a tree's age via the pecking of its beak. The amount of years that is absorbed from the tree ranges from 6-███ years. The primary function of this phenomenon is observed to be a substitute for the specimen's diet, though former observations have noted that it may also second for either sleep, hydration, or general hygiene. The effect has been tested to only actively work on trees or other wooden entities (see Experiment Log XXXX-1).

Foundation officials sought after any fruit-bearing trees affected by SCP-XXXX, and have successfully discovered █ specimens (Noted that any species grown for marketed foods are of higher difficulty to find due to seasonal and developmental differences). The various fruits and nuts acquired from these trees are labeled in bowls as SCP-XXXX-1 to SCP-XXXX-5.

Addendum: Notes and Observations of SCP-XXXX-1 to SCP-XXXX-5

SCP-XXXX-1: A collection of red grapes. Each bud is examined to be 0.5cm smaller than average.
SCP-XXXX-2: Cashew nuts. Every nut has an absence of division between two halves.
SCP-XXXX-3: Five 'Granny Smith' apples. At the base of each stem are withered petals from what can be assumed is from the previous growth stage.
SCP-XXXX-4: Three European pears. Appearance shows they developed with the stem on the opposite end.
SCP-XXXX-5: Six English walnuts. No physical differences observed, though when extracted, they did not grow in their normal green husks.

Each of these organized foods have been noted as inedible. This was proven by given samples to both animal and human subjects.