Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers got their name for pecking the bark of a tree and making a hole to live. Ask questions about this beautiful bird and its characteristics.

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Woodpeckers

What do green woodpeckers eat?

Dominated by ants of various species but will also take other invertebrates, pine seeds and fruits (especially windfall apples)

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Peacocks and Peahens
Turkeys
Woodpeckers

Feminine gender of peacock?

  • Peahen
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Why do woodpeckers peck on wood?

They do this because they are looking for food. Termites and other wood dwelling creatures for example are a good source of protein for them. Woodpeckers also raise their young in trees by pecking away a large hole in a tree! Woodpeckers also drum on trees to communicate territoriality.

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What kind of beak does a downy woodpecker have?

Downy woodpeckers are one of the smallest woodpeckers in North America measuring about 15 to 17 centimetres. Their beaks are very strong, pointed and short in comparison to the head.

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Where does the downy woodpecker sleep?

Normally in roost holes, tunneled out in trees.

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Bird Behavior
Birds

What time dose a bird sleep?

There are many different kinds of bird and all have different periods of activity and rest. Some kinds of birds are diurnal and are active during the day and sleep at night. Some kinds of birds are nocturnal, and are active mainly at night and sleep during the day. Some species are crepuscular and are most active during twilight periods (around dawn and dusk).

Most species of birds that are commonly kept as pets are diurnal and will be most active during the day. They usually require more sleep than human beings (12 or more hours), most of which will be at night but some of which will be rest periods/naps during the day. Unlike most land-dwelling mammals, birds can sleep with one half of their brain while the other half remains awake and alert for danger. This may be why they require more total sleeping time.

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What does it mean when a woodpecker hits your window?

It means its time to get a new WINDOW PANE

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Birds of Prey
Taxonomy
Woodpeckers

What eats a red headed woodpecker?

Nothing eats them they are level 2 or three predators

They can fall victim to cats, Cooper's or sharpshinned hawks, raccoons that may raid the nest, or snakes. They also don't like ninja turtles.

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What is a woodpecker's bill?

It's the same as its beak: that pointed nose thing at the front of its head.

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Do woodpeckers have a backbone?

obiously

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How many times can a woodpecker peck in a second?

About twenty times per second......

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Woodpeckers

Why is the ivory billed woodpecker in danger of extinction?

After the Civil War, greedy northern factory owners looked to landowners in the devastated south for lumber. The people needed cash, and sold their land cheaply to the northerners. The northerners clear cut many of the southern bottomland forests which the bird needed to survive. Then, to add to the problem, people cleared land to grow crops to feed their families. By the 1940's, the damage was done. Thought to be extinct for 60 years, a male bird was videotaped in an Arkansas swamp in 2004. Since, evidence of other birds have been found in other southern states.

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Where do Pileated woodpeckers nest?

The pileated woodpecker, Dryocopus Pileatus, nests in cavities in trees it digs out with its chisel like beak.

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Care of Birds
Animal Life
Birds
Woodpeckers

What is the order of birds including woodpeckers?

Picariae Woodpecker Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae

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Ecosystems
Owls
Woodpeckers

What eats woodpeckers?

I have watched a hawk attack a woodpecker and later found the woodpecker partialy eaten

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Do pileated woodpeckers migrate?

No. Pileateds are permanent residents throughout their range.

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Are wrynecks woodpeckers?

Yes, they are a small old world woodpecker.

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How does a Gila woodpecker get its food?

It feeds on insects which carry diseases to the Saguaro Cactus. The cactus begins to die, but the Gila Wood pecker 'saves' the cactus, you could say, by eating the insects and the harmed part of the cactus. The insects do not harm the bird.

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What do woodpeckers do to help the earth?

maybe get rid of some nasty insects that try to hurt our environment!

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Care of Birds
Bird Health
Woodpeckers
Anoles

How long do Green Woodpeckers live?

up to 15 years

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Why would a woodpecker peck stucco?

Attempting to " drum" or call out to other woodpeckers.

Theres nothing in stucco that they want, just a hollow sounding spot for their noise to resonate.

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How long do a red bellied woodpecker live?

20 years

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What can you do to protect endangered woodpeckers?

The endangered woodpeckers are the red cockaded and ivory billed. Protection of old growth forest is essential for their survival. The red headed woodpecker is listed as near threatened, but there has been some resurgence, such as the sandhill region of the coastal plain of North and South Carolina, where the bird is still fairly common.

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How fast does a woodpecker fly?

15mph

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Gluten

Is woodpecker cider gluten free?

According to all of my research, Woodpecker cider is gluten-free. Along with Magners, Woodchuck, Bulmers (UK brand of Magners), Strongbow and Cider Jack. The only unfriendly cider I have found to date is Hornsby....which does have wheat. I have been a celiac for six years and was a huge fan of beer before my diagnosis. I like some of the gluten-free beers out there (Ramapo Valley, New Grist), however they are extremely hard to find in bars/pubs - not to mention stores! Cider is a nice alternative and since it is available in a ton of bars/pubs/restaurants/stores, you do not have to feel ostracized when you are out and want to have a beer-like drink, especially when you can get it on tap!

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