Thursday, January 7, 2010

Red Headed Woodpecker Symbiosis

I have noticed a food symbiosis between the Woodpeckers and the squirrels. They often are after the same food like palm berries but have different adaptations to get at it. The squirrels will for example use their climbing skills to knock nuts off of a branch while the wood peckers will be at the base of the tree picking up scraps. In this video a Redheaded Woodpecker is after a few left nuts of a full squirrel.


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