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Interesting Nature Facts #141 – Downy Woodpecker

by | Oct 10, 2020

The smallest woodpecker in North America? That would be the downy woodpecker, which barely weighs over one ounce, and can be found in every state and province of the continental United States and Canada. Interesting note: this tiny woodpecker has special feathers around its nostrils that keep it from breathing in wood chips as it hammers away looking for the wood-boring beetles that it eats.

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