11 Bizarre Facts About Woodpeckers

4. They Don’t Get Head Injuries

they don't get head injuries

Woodpeckers are known for hitting their beaks, or pecking a trunk of a tree, and it would make one wonder if they don’t get any injuries from doing something like this. Compared to us humans, that would probably end up in the hospital and suffering from concussions and other things, woodpeckers are unscathed. They can hit a tree trunk about 100 times per minute and in a day, they can go up to 12,000 hits. Experts say that there are three possible reasons as to why woodpeckers can withstand constant hits to the head; they have powerful neck muscles, a flexible spine as well as a tongue that wraps around its skull.

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