On the occasion of World Health Day, here's a tribute to the Forest Doctors - the woodpeckers!
Insects and their larvae cause irreparable harm to the trees in a forest. They stay hiding in the depths of the wood and under the bark of trees, causing plant diseases and destroying them. This is where woodpeckers come in.
Whether the plant needs "sanitary" help, woodpeckers so to say determine it by knocking on it. It begins to peck a tree from below with its beak, and, clinging to the bark with its claws, rises up around the trunk to the top.
The tongue of the woodpecker is moistened with sticky saliva and protrudes far from the beak directly into the wood holes, where the larvae and insects stick to it easily.
The trees are thus disinfected and treated by these doctors!
Posting No. 2071:- Eastern Imperial Eagle (juvenile) (Aquila heliaca) (family: Accipitridae) looking for feed at Greater Rann of Kutch Deserts, Gujarat State, India. Winter visitor to mainly to Pakistan and North West India.
Posting No. 2070:- Heuglin's Gull(Larus heuglini) (family: Laridae) or is called Siberian gull, at Mandvi beach, Kutch district, Gujarat State, India. Winter visitor to mainly to coasts of India. They breed in Tundra of North Russia and migrate to South to winter in South West Asia.
Posting No. 2069:- Pair of Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus reseus) (family: Phoenicopteridae) while wading, in romantic mood, exhibiting their wonderful colours, at Mandvi beach in Kutch district, Gujarat State, India.
Posting No. 2067:- Desert Wheater(male) (Oenanthe deserti) (family: Muscicapidae) is a small passarine insectivorous bird, on perch at Greater Rann of Kutch Deserts, Gujarat State, India. Winter visitor to North West India, breeds in North West Himalayan region.