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Wood pecker can peck 20 times in a second



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Wood pecker can peck 20 times in a second

Wood pecker can peck upto 20 times in a second which is too high to be watchable by human eye.
More than 180 species of woodpeckers can be found worldwide. In Australia, Madagascar or New Zealand, you won't find any wood pecker though. Depending on the species, their tongue can be upto 4 inches long.
Wood pecker can peck 20 times in a second

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idealmike

Wow, I actually did not know that. That is quite impressive! I remember growing up watching woody woodpecker the anthropomorphic animated woodpecker that would always get into and out of the most daring of scrapes and escapes! And it was through watching cartoons like that that we would come to know about such amazing animals like this. But pecking up to 20 times a second seems to absolutely defy all logic lol. I can just about peck my head about once a second let alone 20! lol Wood pecker can peck 20 times in a second

Nature truly is a true wonder how it came about. I mean, they say it's all down to evolution. But how did evolution cause this wonderful animal to come about? I mean, what started it? How did the first pecking bird become to evolve into the woodpecker of today? These are just some of life's mysteries but if you ask me, there is intelligent design behind this.

What do you think? A product of millions of years of evolution?

Or a product of intelligent design?




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galegatling

I know right? Very impressive indeed. It's somewhat like an impossible thing to do because they aren't even that strong and well, muscular kind of birds. It is probably due to their reflexes and agility that's why they could do such impressive ability.




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Authord

I really love this wood pecker and always find the this particular fact funny. although am still in doubt whether it pecks that fast.
And i observed and further researched why it doesn't hurt it's head when pecking or the break away of woods entering the eyes, then i discovered that a woodpecker’s brain is protected by a spongy elastic material between their bill and their skull that holds their brain snugly and provides a cushion. This keeps their brains from getting injured while they bang away at at tree at a remarkable rate and force. For instance,the pileated woodpecker can strike a tree trunk at around 20 times per
second, with around the same force as if you would hit your face against a wall at around 16 miles per hour. They do this around 12,000 times a day on average.
Woodpeckers also have a special membrane over their eyes that closes each time their beak strikes the wood. This membrane, combined with a portion of their eye lid which will swell with blood to increase pressure on the eye, is thought to help hold the eye in place and possibly keep it from popping out as they peck away. Just as practically, the membrane also protects the eye from debris




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AlexJPro

Interesting facts, I actually did some research on these birds and they're so strong.

Funny that they don't get any diseases from pecking.

Also, I just saw one is my garden few days ago!




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Barida

This is simply the work of nature and to see that they don't have effects from pecking is amazing as well. These birds can also be able to make their meals with ease as well.




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Jprgbiz

Wow! It must be amazing seeing those beautiful creatures. I haven't seen one yet. Not so sure if we have it here in Southeast Asia. I remember watching Woody Woodpecker though when I was young. I guess you may need a high speed camera to see them in action.




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Heatman6190

I have only seen a wood pecker in discovery channels and watching them is so interesting. The amount of effort they dedicate in pecking a tree is surprising. Sometimes, I happen to wonder if that their pecking mouth doesn't break.

I would attest all admiration to the creator of such unique animals with fine distinct qualities.




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AmieBotella

That is amazing information for the woodpeckers. I grew up with a love-hate relationship with Woody woodpecker because he is funny but sometimes annoying too. It is crazy to think how fast they can peck a wood. But what's so interesting to think above all these is how hard is their skull, neck and the whole head that they do not sustain any damage by pecking the wood. They may be the construction workers of the bird kingdom. However, I do hope that these amazing birds are not in the brink of extinction.




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Rock1987

That's a great piece of information. It is an incredibly amazing fact. I have never seen a woodpecker in my life but I have watched videos of them. They are amazing birds having great flexibility. They have adopted their body to do such things over a long period of time.




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PedroP

It's amazing how nature adapts creatures to survive and how the creatures do what they're taught to the best of their ability. Unlike our ordinary lives, their survival depends on how well their perform their duties and this is simply fascinating to me!




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gelotologist

This is incredible didn't know this because all I did is watch the woody wood pecker show and I haven't idea that he's so fast though. I'm totally amaze in this world right now like I know there are still species that we didn't have seen yet but still exist and this kind of species of birds must be taken card of because they're so unique.




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augusta

This is good to know,though I think have read something similar. I will love to have a look at this bird I believe it will be fun playing with them.




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Rumu

I'll love to have a closer look of the bird too in person. Though i doubt we can barely get close to one in the wild. Those pretty little birds are fast, to fast for us. I love birds a lot and that's why I get fascinated whenever I see them display certain amazing abilities which humans can only wish we had.




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Rumu

They are actually 215 species of woodpeckers in the world. Pecking or drilling a hole on a tree at an aprox of 20 times per second is just awesome.

It's facinating to see such a little bird with a very strong ability. A woodpeckers peck on a tree in comparison to that of a man will be absorbing 100g of impact per second. I don't think anyone can survive such. This is exactly what makes the woodpecker thick.




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Destiny00

That is pretty amazing, I had never thought about how strong they must be. I love learning random facts about animals! Birds in particular can be so diverse and interesting. Thanks for sharing!!




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Judas2018

They're one of the most interesting bird species. Their beaks are quite tiny yet powerful enough to peck constantly for long periods of time through hard surfaces. Amazing.




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jpk0007

Well, I actually know that, and it is a very amazing fact of nature. I have actually seen a woodpecker pecking a tree and we are not able to gauge the speed of his action when we see it from far. 20 pecks per second is really unbelievable. Along with the speed, there is also a lot of precision in there work. Nature has given these amazing gifts to all the animals and every animal has some kind of a unique and magnificent gift which helps them in their survival.




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