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Woodpeckers are part of the bird family Picidae.  These birds mostly forage for insect prey on the trunks and branches of trees, and often communicate by drumming with their beak.  They all possess characteristic zygodactyl feet, consisting of four toes; the first and the fourth facing backward and the second and third facing forward. This foot arrangement is good for grasping the limbs and trunks of trees.

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