Tongues, Toes & Tales of Texas Woodpeckers

Downy Woodpecker in the ball moss.  By Greg Pasztor
Downy Woodpecker in the ball moss. By Greg Pasztor

Thursday, February 21 ● 7:00 PM
San Antonio Zoo Education Center
Tongues, Toes & Tales of Texas Woodpeckers:
Anatomy & Adaptation

Presenter: Steve Shunk

Woodpeckers possess a suite of adaptations that makes them one of the most specialized bird families in the world. Each species’ anatomy perfectly suits its unique lifestyle, with different woodpeckers possessing adaptations for aerial acrobatics, for drilling sap wells, or for extracting ants from underground burrows. Join North American woodpecker specialist Steve Shunk as we dive into the amazing world of woodpecker specialization. Steve is the author of the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America and leader of birding tours with Paradise Birding.

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