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2012-04-10 10:18:43

The bio-mechanisms of the woodpecker's resistance to head impact injury are an interesting scientific question. Professor FAN Yubo and his group from the Key Laboratory for Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of the Ministry of Education, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University, and the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, set out to study this problem. After 3 years of innovative research, they are making progress in...


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2006-07-17 12:24:53

The Syrian Woodpecker, Dendrocopos syriacus, is a member of the woodpecker family, the Picidae. The Syrian Woodpecker is a resident breeding bird from southeastern Europe east to Iran. Its range has expanded further northwest into Europe in recent years. It is an inhabitant of open woodlands, cultivation with trees and scrubs, and parks, depending for food and nesting sites upon old trees. It is often an unnoticeable bird, in spite of the plumage. The large white shoulder patch is a feature...

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2006-07-17 12:21:32

The Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major, is a member of the woodpecker family, Picidae. As a species the Great Spotted Woodpecker is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia. It is largely resident except in the colder regions of its range. It is an inhabitant of woodlands and parks, depending for food and nesting sites upon old trees. It is often not easily seen, in spite of its plumage. The large white shoulder patch is a feature that catches the eye. The Great Spotted...

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2006-07-17 12:03:01

The White-backed Woodpecker, (Dendrocopos leucotos), is a woodpecker belonging to the genus Dendrocopos. It is the largest of the spotted woodpeckers at 9-10 inches long and has plumage similar to the Great Spotted Woodpecker, but with white bars across the wings rather than spots, and a white lower back. The male has a red crown, the female a black one. The prevailing race, D. l. leucotos, occurs in central and northern Europe. The race D. l. lilfordii is found in the Balkans and...

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2006-07-17 11:59:19

The Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos medius, is a European woodpecker belonging to the genus Dendrocopos. The Middle Spotted Woodpecker is about 8 inches long and has plumage similar to the Great Spotted Woodpecker. Similar to that species the upper body is predominantly black with white oval wing patches and white barring on the wings, and the undersides are white. The main differences are a red crown, lack of a black moustache-like stripe, a pink vent, and dark streaks on the sides....

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2006-07-17 11:54:23

The Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, (Dendrocopos minor), is a member of the woodpecker family Picidae. The male has a crimson crown, a brown forehead, a black brow stripe, and another from the base of the bill to the neck. The nape and upper back are black, but the lower back is barred with black and white. On the wings are broader and more noticeable bars, and the outer tail feathers are also barred. The under parts are white with streaks on the flanks. The bill and legs are slate-gray. In the...

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