Animals | Wild Animals | Woodpeckers

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


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.