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Five Popular Woodpecker Species

Written by Dan Lawton Woodpeckers are a vast bird family, composed of approximately 217 species that stretch across America, Eurasia and Africa. Here are a few popular woodpecker species you…

Woodpecker Mating and Nesting Habits

Written by Dan Lawton The mating and nesting behavior of woodpeckers ranges from compassionate to violent. Learn more about woodpeckers' nesting behavior. The mating and nesting behavior of woodpeckers ranges…

Physical Characteristics of Woodpeckers

Written by Dan Lawton The woodpecker is a marvel of evolution, having adapted itself to feeding habits that involve strenuous clinging, climbing and hammering. Learn more about the physical characteristics…

Ivory Billed Woodpecker

Written by Dan Lawton Few birds are as steeped in mysticism and controversy as the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Ruled extinct in the 1940s, the existence of this woodpecker has been hotly…

What do hummingbirds look like?

The hummingbird has a number of qualities that make it distinctive from other birds The hummingbird has a number of qualities that make it distinctive from other birds. The first…