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Feeding while clambering among the branches of trees is carried on by many of
the larger hornbills and by the small wood hoopoes, but in quite different ways.
The hornbills fly over or through the forest with strong, often noisy flight and, ...
The few species of sapsuckers in North America and southern Asia occasionally
destroy trees by creating openings through which disease agents may enter,
although wounds in healthy trees rapidly heal. Piciform birds that excavate their ...
Totora rushes, which grow on the shores of Lake Titicaca, are used for thatching
and for making the Indian boats called balsas. The Altiplano is devoid of native
trees, but around Lake Titicaca and in sheltered valleys the eucalyptus has been
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