- Woodpeckers are found globally, except Australasia
- Many woodpeckers have fine feather bristles covering their nostrils to stop wood chips entering the nasal cavity
- Woodpeckers have 2 toes pointing forwards and 2 toes pointing backwards to grip trees better – most birds have 1 pointing backwards and 3 forwards
- Woodpeckers hammer their bill between 8-12,000 times per day!!!
- Woodpeckers hammer their bill to loosen bark to find insects, to make holes for nesting, and during the mating season, also to communicate with one another
- Woodpeckers have an unusually long tongue relative to their size, up to 4 inches in some species!
- Their tongue has a glue like substance on the tip, which aids the process of catching insects
Photo's, narratives and facts about Ade's encounters with nature.