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MarshPecker by platypus12 MarshPecker by platypus12
For the #Age-of-Avians project.

The Marshpecker is a species of woodpecker that evolved for life in marshes and is roughly the size of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker. Marshpeackers have formed a symbiotic relationship with beavers by feeding on any troublesome wood eating insects that would be harmful to beaver dams. This benefits both the beaver and the marshpecker: The beaver has its dam free of wood eating pests and the marshpecker gets a tasty meal. The beaver may even the marshpecker eat the parasites that might be in the beaver's fur.

Another example of this symbiotic relationship is that when a predator, the marshpecker will emit a loud squawk to alert the beavers. In return, the marshpecker may be allowed to take shelter in the dam.

Comments would be appreciated. Thank you! :)
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raptorman123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
That sounds like a brand of marshmallow-flavored erotic candy.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
:O_o:
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Oh that is so sweet. A bird working in mammal.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Even today birds and mammals share symbiotic relationships. Take for example Oxpeckers and large African land mammals.
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
I know.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
But the beaver and the Marsh Pecker seem a bit closer in this symbiotic relationship. :nod:
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I understand.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Here's another symbiotic relationship I have made.--->[link]
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TheCheeseCannibal Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
awwwww its cute~
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Thanks! :D
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