why woodpeckers peck

Have you ever wondered why woodpeckers peck? I had not, because I always assumed they were looking for bugs in the bark of the trees. Well it turns out I was wrong…woodpeckers peck solely to weaken the wooden structures so that they might one day collapse, creating new habitats for delicious edible creatures. Additionally, the falling trees have a chance of landing on the heads of unsuspecting loggers, thereby delaying the attack on the woodpecker’s environment and temporarily preserving its coveted breeding grounds.

woody the woodpecker

Think about it. One has to admit that the woodpecker is one of the most impressive peckers there is.

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