WOODPECKERS

Woodpeckers are birds that feed by "pecking" or boring into wood in search of insects to eat. Woodpeckers are found around the world.
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Downy Woodpecker

This woodpecker can be found in forests, city parks and even your own back yard. Read on to learn more about this bird.

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  • Flicker

    Flicker

    The flicker is a large woodpecker native to North America. Unlike most other woodpeckers, flickers are often seen on the ground, where they feed on ants. See more »

  • Honeyguide

    Honeyguide

    The honey-guide, or guide bird, is a small climbing bird related to the woodpeckers. Honey-guides are named for their habit of leading ratels (honey badgers) and humans to bees' nests in trees; when the nests have been broken open, they feed on the honey and beeswax. See more »

  • Sapsucker

    Sapsucker

    The sapsucker is a type of a woodpecker that drinks the sap of trees. Sapsuckers also eat insects that come to feed on the sap. See more »

  • Toucan

    Toucan

    Toucans are a family of brightly colored birds found in the forests of Central and South America. Read on to learn more. See more »

  • Woodpecker

    Woodpecker

    The woodpecker is a tree-climbing, wood-boring bird. It gets its name from the way it uses its bill to dig into trees for nesting and for food. See more »

  • Wryneck

    Wryneck

    Wryneck refers to a group of climbing birds. These birds are related to the woodpeckers and can be found in Europe and Asia. See more »

  • Downy Woodpecker

    Downy Woodpecker

    This woodpecker can be found in forests, city parks and even your own back yard. Read on to learn more about this bird. See more »

  • Northern Flicker

    Northern Flicker

    The northern flicker is a large woodpecker with dark brown bars and spots on its undercarriage. Read on to learn more about this bird. See more »

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