Man, that’s got to flatten out some brain cells. Slow motion footage from a Turkish TV program The Glory of Nature found on Reddit shows a woodpecker repeatedly drilling its beak into a tree. You can see the head of the bird jiggle and the shock of the hit reverberate throughout its entire body. But it just keeps…
Most woodpeckers use their beaks to drill into tree trunks in search of tasty bugs and their larvae. One group of 'peckers, the sapsuckers, lick the sap out of the holes they drill using their long, brush-like tongues. The acorn woodpecker drills holes to store individual acorns. Colonies of acorn woodpeckers can…
If a human tried chopping wood with his head, he'd lose at least one eye and sustain permanent brain damage. But woodpeckers do it all the live long day and sustain zero headular damage. How do they do it?
Do 'eyelid seatbelts' intrigue you? Of course they do. Find out why this strange anatomical feature allows woodpeckers to smack a tree with their faces thousands of times a day without breaking themselves to pieces.
The ivory-billed woodpecker was hunted to the point of extinction back in the 1930s, and ornithologists had long assumed it had died out entirely. But one amateur birdwatcher swears that he's seen them...and now he's out to get some proof.
Woodpeckers must be one of the most irritating birds around, so goodness knows why anyone would want to wake up to the sound of a woodpecker doing its thing. Taptaptap. Tap-tap-tap. I feel angry and tired just thinking about it.