Woodpeckers

Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussions or Headaches? (Explained)

The first line of defense for the woodpecker is simply its size: the smaller the brain, the greater the power required to inflict harm. Being a birdbrain, in a literal sense, is a protective measure against concussions. Woodpeckers have been known to beat their heads up to 20 times per second.  Second, the woodpecker’s skull …

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Where do Pileated Woodpeckers Spend the Winter Months?

Pileated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) are considered non-migratory birds since they do not travel long distances. Although some studies have shown that numbers of these redheaded grebes rise in southern Canada and southern New England throughout the winter. What do pileated woodpeckers do for a living? Ordinarily, pileated woodpeckers dig their vast, multi-story nests in the …

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