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Florida Nature Facts #70 – Woodpeckers

by | Mar 5, 2019

Woodpeckers have zygodactyl feet with four toes, the first and fourth facing backward and the second and third facing forward. This helps them grasp branches and tree trunks and enables them to walk vertically up a tree.

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Rich Leighton
March 5, 2019
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