What special feature do woodpeckers have in common with owls?
Both are zygodactyl, which means that instead of having three toes in front, and one in the back, like most birds, woodpeckers and owls (along with parrots and a few other birds) have two toes in the front and two in the back. For woodpeckers, this helps them hold tightly to the side of a tree, and for owls, it helps them hold tightly to their prey.
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