Friday, August 9, 2013

Woodpecker Teamwork

Male and female woodpeckers work together as a team to raise their young.

Picture from All About Birds

First the team of woodpeckers will work together to excavate a hole in a tree to use as a nest for their young.  The eggs will incubate in the nested cavity for about two weeks before it hatches.  Once hatched, the baby woodpecker emerges blind and without feathers. One of the parent woodpeckers will then venture out to find food for the baby while the other parent stays guard of it's young.

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