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Woodpeckers

  1. 1. A Woodpecker’s Goal Hajja Baize EDUC 373 Sept. 16, 2009
  2. 2. What my experience was <ul><li>This summer, a woodpecker decided he would have a go at our wooden door on the side of the house. Every morning I would wake up more and more of the door would be chipped, pieces of wood broken off, and small holes in the bottom of the door. I could not figure out what was causing this, just assumed it was an old door that needed fixing. However, one morning I woke up earlier than expected and found a woodpecker pecking its way through my door. To my surprise, I just watched and observed. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Woodpecker
  4. 4. Questions that arose from experience <ul><li>Where does a woodpecker live? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they only peck on wood and what do they eat/drink to survive? </li></ul><ul><li>How long would it take a woodpecker to peck through an entire tree? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it not hurt there head when they peck the wood? </li></ul><ul><li>What helps a woodpecker survive in their habitat? What animal could kill a woodpecker? </li></ul>
  5. 5. They make holes
  6. 6. Connection with the Indicators <ul><ul><ul><li>5.4.2 - Observe and describe that some living things consist of a single cell that needs food, water, air, a way to dispose of waste, and an environment in which to live. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5.4.4 - Explain that in any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some do not survive as well, and some cannot survive at all. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5.4.5 - Explain how changes in an organism's habitat are sometimes beneficial and sometimes harmful. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Woodpecker’s domain <ul><li>They live worldwide, except for some islands and extreme polar regions </li></ul><ul><li>They are commonly found in heavily wooded areas of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>They surround themselves within the leaves and brush of thick areas, keeping them camouflaged if needed. </li></ul><ul><li>eHow: Janice Creneti, eHow Contributing Writer. Boston University: 9 August 2007. http://www.ehow.com/video_4756955_where-do-woodpeckers-live.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do they eat/drink to survive? Why do they peck wood? <ul><li>They peck on wood, or tap, to signal other birds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pecking is how they communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They use their beaks to chip away parts of dead trees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once they chip away enough, they make a nest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They eat little bugs that they find in the holes they make in the trees </li></ul><ul><li>Whyzz. Brian Griffin. 2008. http://www.whyzz.com/why-do-woodpeckers-peck-wood </li></ul>
  9. 9. Can a woodpecker peck through an entire tree? <ul><li>A woodpecker does not peck all the way through the tree </li></ul><ul><li>It holds itself onto the tree by having 2 backward toenails. </li></ul><ul><li>The only peck on trees to find food such as carpenter ants, beetles, and insects </li></ul><ul><li>The more the bird pecks, the more damage it makes on the tree, usually in horizontal lines </li></ul><ul><li>They peck on dead wood preferably </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with Woodpecker and Sapsucker Tree Problems. Steve Nix: About.com Forestry 2006. http://www.woodpeckerforestry/about&03-tree.html </li></ul>
  10. 10. Does it hurt to peck wood? <ul><li>Mahogany trees are the trees that might break a woodpeckers beak </li></ul><ul><li>They do in fact break or crack their beaks sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on how big the break is and where it is cracked will depend on survival rate </li></ul><ul><li>If the crack is too big it turns into starvation in the wild </li></ul><ul><li>Naked Science Forum. Jan A. March 2008: http://www/thenakedscientists.com/forum/index/php?topic=12525 </li></ul>
  11. 11. How does it survive in its habitat? <ul><li>The woodpecker defends itself and habitat by using its beak to find food and get nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>They use it to ward off other birds or predators that might harm them </li></ul><ul><li>Cypress trees are a good tree in the habitat for the woodpecker because of the holes they provide for the woodpecker to sleep and hide in if threatened </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat Survival. Ramanujan, Krishna. 22 December 2005: www.news.cornell.edu/stories/woodpeckerEcology.kr.html </li></ul>
  12. 12. They can be different colors
  13. 13. References <ul><li>Dealing with Woodpecker and Sapsucker Tree Problems. Steve Nix: About.com Forestry , 2006. http://www.woodpeckerforestry/about&03-tree.html </li></ul><ul><li>eHow: Janice Creneti: eHow Contributing Writer. Boston University: 9 August 2007. http://www.ehow.com/video_4756955_where-do-woodpeckers-live.html </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat Survival. Ramanujan, Krishna. 22 December 2005: www.news.cornell.edu/stories/woodpeckerEcology.kr.html </li></ul><ul><li>Naked Science Forum. Jan A. March 2008: http://www/thenakedscientists.com/forum/index/php?topic=12525 </li></ul><ul><li>Whyzz. Brian Griffin. 2008. http://www.whyzz.com/why-do-woodpeckers-peck-wood </li></ul>

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