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Blane Klemek column: Minnesota boasts nine species of woodpeckers

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Woodpeckers are a group of birds perfectly adapted for what they do best.

That is, of course, pecking at trees and probing underneath bark searching for insects, as well as sounding their respective and individual "rat-tat-tat" springtime territorial sounds. So many woodpeckers make their home right here in Minnesota, some all year 'round, some for just the breeding and nesting season.

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