Scientific name: family: picidae
Woodpeckers are a group of birds found all over the world except Australia, New Zealand and the polar areas. Woodpeckers have very strong, sharp, straight beaks so they can hammer and drill into wood. Their heads are designed so they do not get hurt by their hammering. Woodpeckers live mainly in forests and rainforests. Woodpeckers mainly eat burrowing insects like beetles and grubs that they find inside dead wood and bark on trees.