acorn woodpecker

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acorn woodpecker

n.
A woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) primarily of western North America and Central America, having a black, white, and red head and noted for storing large quantities of acorns.
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Cooperative breeding has been well-documented in the distantly related Red-cockaded and Acorn (Melanerpes formicivorus) Woodpeckers.
Cavities also were not abundant, although woodpeckers (e.g., Melanerpes formicivorus) nest in the area.
En la categoria III, cinco especies fueron registradas en los dos municipios: Melanerpes formicivorus, Tyrannus melancholicus, Tangara vitriolina, Tiaris olivaceus y Sporophila nigricollis.
columbarius 0 0 Calipepla (Lophortyx) californica 11 24 Meleagris (Parapavo) californicus 136 112 Patagioenas (Columba) fasciata 1 1 Zenaidura macroura Rallus limicola Tringa melanoleuca Tyto alba (Aluco pratincola) 1 0 Strix brea Asio otus (wilsonianus) 0 5 Otus kennicotti (asio) 0 4 Bubo virginianus 20 27 Glaucidium gnoma 0 19 Phalenoptilus nuttalli Melanerpes formicivorus Melanerpes lewisi Colaptes auratis (cafer) 2 23 Sphyrapicus sp.
2 22 15 Mephitis macroura 1 30,5 8 Leopardus pardalis 1 30,5 8 Herpailurus yagouaroundi 1 30,5 8 Piaya cayana 1 30,5 8 Melanerpes formicivorus 1 30,5 8 Accipiter bicolor 1 30,5 8 Geococcyx velox 1 30,5 8 Coragyps atratus 1 30,5 8 Cathartes aura 1 30,5 8
Bird species known to cluster their territories include loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), house wren (Troglodytes aedon), acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), and least flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) (Burgess et al.
Abbreviations as shown in Table 2 Species Reference CLASS AVES Lott, 1991 [P] Melanerpes formicivorus Hannon et al., 1987 [C] Centrocercus urophasianus Gibson and Bradbury, 1987 [C] Ardea herodias Krebs, 1974 [C] Porphyrio p.
emoryi savanna site, vertebrate acorn predators included Mexican Jays (Aphelocoma ultramarina), Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus), White-winged Doves (Zenaida asiatica), Peccaries (Dicotyles xacu), Coati (Nasua nasua), and Sonora white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus couesi) (Hubbard and McPherson, in press).
Las unicas especies que presentaron diferencias en su abundancia por habitat fueron Zenaida macroura siendo mas abundante en las areas de cultivo (U = 9.000, P < 0.05), Melanerpes formicivorus (U = 8.000, P < 0.05) mas abundante en las areas de cultivos con remanentes de bosque o con arboles dispersos y Spinuspinus mas abundante en el bosque de coniferas (U = 8.000, P < 0.05).
Death of youngest nestlings has been related to size disparity rather than food abundance in species with variable degrees of hatching asynchrony, including Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus; Strehl 1978), Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris; Stouffer and Power 1990), Jackass Penguins (Spheniscus demersus; Seddon and van Heezik 1991b), and Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus; Stanback 1991).