POTD 2/8/23

February 08, 2023  •  1 Comment

IMITATION HIGHEST FORM OF FLATTERY - Male Downy Woodpecker...looks like a  mini-me of the larger Hairy Woodpecker.  Recent research supports the idea that the smaller species (the Downy) can benefit when other birds mistake it for a larger species (the Hairy Woodpecker). In other words, the Downy Woodpecker fools the other birds and gets a higher position in the pecking order by pretending to be a Hairy Woodpecker.


John M Poltrack(non-registered)
Just like the other birds I get fooled by these two birds, The downy is smaller than the Hairy. Okay I'll try to remember that.
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