Woodpecker/ Picidae

in ecoTrain2 months ago (edited)


Greetings friend and companions continuing with my photographic documentation, of the natural spaces, for this wonderful day, I was accompanied by my girlfriend and in the avenue 5 Julio, Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela, in front we found a woodpecker so beautiful as a part of the ecosystem of the Natural world, was placed in a Palma making its nest, the beautiful thing is that he was not alone had his partner, the funny thing that happened to take his picture without fear.




This species of pajo that makes it very unique is that it belongs to the picidae (Picidae) are a large family of birds of the order of the Piciformes, to which belongs the woodpecker, a very important fact reader friend is its: --Taxonomy:
Domain: Eukaryota, Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Subphylum: Vertebrata, Class: Aves, Order: Piciformes, Family:Picidae. The interesting thing about this bird species is not only its strong beak to peck trees and trunks, but also its physiognomy or body mechanism, since this harmless bird has the great ability to climb trees and also has the ability to pierce tree trunks and wood, On the other hand, thanks to the shape and mechanism that makes up its beak, this bird can extract larvae and insects that live under the bark or in the trunks, which is why it can be heard from a great distance when they are pecking, the beak is strong and conical, ending in a sharp point.


Their size varies from 20 cm to 30 cm, depending on the species, males have more red plumage and tuft, but generally black, with white, brown or greenish areas.

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This type of bird species is characterized by being members of Picidae are typically monogamous, the birds work as a team and the female can lay between 2 to 5 white eggs, after they raise their chick, begins a new life cycle including new nests, as for the development of this comprises between 15 to 30 days.

All the picture were taken by my Samsung J4 phone.

The Origin of Species
By Charles Darwin, Juan Comas, 1997.