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January 12, 2016


woodpecker boring holes

Woodpeckers and Fungus

Woodpeckers and fungi are partners in crime: Woodpeckers spread fungal spores and, in turn, fungi decay wood which woodpeckers bore into in search of food.

December 26, 2011


No headache here! This woodpecker is sunning.

How Do Woodpeckers Avoid Headaches?

The woodpecker's tail and feet are designed to make pecking easier.

October 31, 2006


Saguaro Boot

If you're ever in the desert look out for these peculiar boots. Hint: They aren't on cowboys' feet.

August 12, 2004


Woodpeckers and Fungus

What came first? The woodpecker or the fungus? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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