Woodpeckers peck wood for several reasons, primarily to search for small tree-boring insects to eat or to create a nesting site. A woodpecker also pecks wood in a rhythmic, rapid succession in order to establish its terr... More »

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Woodpeckers peck trees to search for food and to create nesting sites, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They also peck in rapid succession or drum on resonating metal or wood surfaces to establish their t... More »

The 215 species of woodpeckers, which are native to all continents except Antarctica and Australia, peck at up to 20 times per second. These birds peck and drum to get at food, store food, make nests, establish territory... More »

The 215 species of woodpeckers, which are native to all continents except Antarctica and Australia, peck at up to 20 times per second. These birds peck and drum to get at food, store food, make nests, establish territory... More »

Sea birds land on channel markers for many different reasons, including grooming, nesting and resting. Channel markers are navigational tools for marine craft, but they also serve as fish watch posts for birds when they ... More »

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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 »

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Homeowners can prevent damage to their homes caused by woodpeckers by calling an exterminator to eliminate the small insects that live in the wood of their homes. Carpenter bees and other insects that live in the wood pr... More »

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