WOODPECKER is a climbing bird with a sharp bill, which it uses to drill holes in tree trunks in search of INSECTS. Its short legs, pointed toes and stiff tail feathers are all adapted to tree climbing. The woodpecker announces itself by the low tapping sound it makes pecking for food. It is also equipped with a long, sticky tongue for catching prey. Woodpeckers nest in holes in trees, mainly aspen. Several species occur in BC. The largest is the pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), a CROW...

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