Any of the species of birds of the family Piccidae. They have feet with two toes in front and two behind. The tail feathers are stiff and spiny to aid in climbing or resting on tree trunks. The tongue is extensile , and the bill very hard and chisellike enabling them to drill the bark and wood of trees for insect food. Because they eat insects that do harm to trees they are very beneficial birds.

Other Entries You May Be Interested In:

  1. Wild Turkey
  2. Wolf
  3. cricket
  4. Woodchuck
  5. Skink
A . B . C . D E F G . H . I . J . K . L . M . N . O . P . Q . R . S . T . U . V . W . X . Y . Z
Search through the dictionary: Type a word and press enter to search.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>