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Woodpeckers! Learn About Woodpeckers and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn!

Woodpeckers! Learn About Woodpeckers and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn! (50+ Photos of Woodpeckers) - Becky Wolff

4 Stars, Borrow

 

And this week’s look and learn review is Woodpeckers! I Love woodpeckers. I live in a pretty wooded area and we tend to get lots of them.  I love looking at their little heads banging away for food.

 

The pictures are decent to really good, almost no pixilation. These are supposed to be books for kids. I wonder at some of the words they use, like Morphology and zygodactyl- what kid would know that word? The facts are decent and not much repeating which is a tendancy for this series. In any case, it was one of the better one in the series, still I wouldn’t spend money on them.



Did you know?

 

There are over 180 species of woodpeckers

Woodpeckers have very long tongues which they use to capture their prey

Woodpeckers are omnivores

Woodpeckers can walk vertically up a tree trunk

The woodpecker has a “shock absorber” head. (I so giggled at this!)

Woodpeckers mate for life (AWWW!!!!)

Woodpeckers live up to 11 years

Woodpeckers tap an estimated 8,000-12,000 times per day (Wow, headaches much!)

Woodpeckers are diurnal