There are approximately 200 species of Woodpecker populating in the forests and woodlands global. The Woodpeckers are established on each continent with the exclusion of the Polar areas, Australia and Madagascar. The least species of woodpecker is the Bar-breasted Piculet that only rises to 8cm in height. The Gray Slaty woodpecker from south East Asia is the biggest existing woodpecker in all over the world with several of these woodpecker individuals nurturing to almost 60 cm tall.
Woodpecker has a unique long beak, which the woodpecker uses to make holes in trees. Woodpecker does this so as to dig out the grubs living below the woof. The regular woodpecker is competent to peck up to 20 pecks per second. Woodpecker is just able to peck so greatly and move its head so rapidly without getting an annoyance because of the air pockets that assist to cushion woodpecker’s brain. Because of their usually little size, woodpeckers have several predators in their normal surroundings that not only quarry upon the woodpecker itself but as well woodpecker’s eggs. The main predators of woodpecker contain rats, wild cats, foxes, snakes and big birds although many other species of animal will prey on the woodpecker too.