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Woodpeckers and Relatives: Piciformes

Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Woodpeckers, Relatives And PeopleHABITAT

Piciforms inhabit forests and woodlands, mostly in tropical environments. They are arboreal—that is, they live in trees. Many of the species prefer mature forests with a closed canopy, meaning the tallest trees' leaves let little light onto the forest floor. However, some species prefer open, fragmented forests and woodland savannas (flat grasslands) while other species like forest edges, stream banks, grasslands, orchards, and parks.


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