Gila woodpeckers live primarily in the deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico. The birds have a black and white-striped back with a brown face and neck. Males have a red cap of feathers at the tops of their... More » Pets & Animals Birds

The woodpecker is a type of bird in the family Picidae, and most notable for its method of finding food by pecking into wood with its sharp beak to find insects and other small creatures. As of 2015, there are more than ... More » Pets & Animals Birds

All kids and adults should know that the Gila monster is a venomous lizard and that it is advisable to stay several feet away the lizard in an encounter. Most of the time, the Gila monster will not attack a human unless ... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Lizards
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