Learn about the amazing birds in the family Picidae. Their special adaptations make them excellent at excavating wood.
Learn about the amazing birds in the family Picidae—the woodpeckers. These charismatic birds have a suite of adaptations that make them excellent at the job of excavating wood.
In this episode, we first summarize the key features of woodpeckers.
Then we’ll look at the evolution and modern-day diversity of the family.
We discuss many of the special adaptations of woodpeckers, which they use as they go about their day, foraging.
How woodpeckers breed and communicate and a bit about their conservation status round out the episode.
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