Wood Pecker Interesting Facts-Wood Pecker has Good Hearing Capacity

Wood Pecker Interesting Facts-Wood Pecker has Good Hearing Capacity

Wood Pecker

Wood Pecker

Wood pecker makes holes in the trunks of trees and branches with its nose. Worldwide there are 180 varieties of wood peckers. It makes holes on trunks for the insects that are under the trunks of trees. It has great hearing capacity. It can listen to the small sounds that these insects make.

Wood pecker can catch these insects easily using the gum like saliva on its tongue.  It keeps the tree dust that comes from the trees when it makes holes in its nest and lays eggs on that. The eggs are incubated for about 11-14 days before the chicks are born. It takes about 18-30 days before the young are ready to leave the nest. The act of this bird making sounds on the tress while drilling holes is called drumming. This drumming can be listened up to half a mile.

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