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Interesting Nature Facts #30 – Woodpeckers

by | Aug 12, 2018

With roughly 20 species of native woodpeckers and their sapsucker relatives found across North America, woodpeckers are nature’s loudest headbangers. Woodpeckers slam their beaks against wood with a force 1,000 times that of gravity. That’s 20 times more force than a human can survive.

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