Woodpeckers: Nature’s Tree Drummers

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The woodpecker takes “banging your head against a wall” to a new level; the pain, however, is minimal. The woodpecker’s body is specially built to withstand the rapid pecking that they need to do to eat, make nests, and find mates. The chemical composition and density of its skull make it simultaneously stiffer and stronger, yet very thin, and it has less fluid that separates the skull from the brain, which effectively lessens the movement of the brain that can lead to brain damage. Read full article here

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