News tagged with woodpeckers

Emerald ash borer may have met its match

Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

dateDec 20, 2013 in Ecology
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Researcher's work helps woodpecker recovery

(Phys.org)—The woods around Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina have, since 1986, featured an ever increasing rat-a-tat-tat sound that has nothing to do with weapons qualification training. ...

dateDec 06, 2012 in Ecology
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Protection sought for rare woodpecker

(AP) -- Smokey Bear has done such a good job stomping out forest fires the past half-century that a woodpecker that's survived for millions of years by eating beetle larvae in burned trees is in danger of ...

dateMay 02, 2012 in Ecology
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Bird ranges shift north, but not as fast as climate

(PhysOrg.com) -- As warmer winter temperatures become more common, one way for some animals to adjust is to shift their ranges northward. But a new study of 59 North American bird species indicates that doing ...

dateMar 28, 2012 in Ecology
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Why do woodpeckers resist head impact injury?

Head injury is a common concern around the world, but researchers suggest that woodpeckers may have an answer for minimizing such devastating injuries. As reported in the Oct. 26 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE, an ana ...

dateOct 26, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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