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Do woodpeckers ever break their beaks whilst pecking on trees?
« Reply #25 on: 03/02/2008 23:57:39 »
Nah, I settled for a comb-over  :D
 

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Do woodpeckers ever break their beaks whilst pecking on trees?
« Reply #26 on: 16/09/2008 10:48:16 »
Hey guys do the woodpeckers actually eat the wood as nourishment..??? I am assuming after JnA answer that they do! I thought it was only pecking the wood for bugs etc..??
 

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Do woodpeckers ever break their beaks whilst pecking on trees?
« Reply #27 on: 17/09/2008 17:07:22 »
If a woodpecker cracks it's beak while pecking at a tree, it uses some of the sap to glue the beak back together. It's a system known as treemendus!
 

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« Reply #28 on: 17/09/2008 17:20:54 »
A budgie with no beak is born to succeed.   :)
 

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Do woodpeckers ever break their beaks whilst pecking on trees?
« Reply #29 on: 02/02/2010 15:26:09 »
I would like to know what the survival rate is for a woodpecker with a broken beak right at the nose? I have one in the middle of winter that is eating the suet outside my window. Should I make sure that the suet is always available to her to help her out for now?? When the beak finally falls off will she end up dying??
 

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