Nucifraga


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Noun1.Nucifraga - nutcrackers
bird genus - a genus of birds
Corvidae, family Corvidae - crow; raven; rook; jackdaw; chough; magpie; jay
nutcracker - speckled birds that feed on nuts
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Opportunistic foraging at American elk, Cervus elaphus, droppings by Clark's nutcracker, Nucifraga columbiana.--Can.
En mi opinion, el hecho de que algunas aves como los cascanueces (Nucifraga columbiana) puedan localizar su alimento en el punto medio de dos senales arbitrariamente colocadas, aunque la distancia entre un punto y otro sea bastante grande, que ciertos animales escondan su comida para luego buscarla en otra estacion del ano y que los chimpances o el pinzon carpintero (Cactospiza pallida) hayan desarrollado la capacidad para utilizar herramientas, demuestra cierta intencionalidad, aunque si se la compara con la humana podria verse eclipsada.
For example, Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) store between 1.8 and 3.3 times the number of pine seeds needed to meet their energetic requirements during winter (Vander Wall & Balda, 1977; Tomback, 1982; Vander Wall, 1988).
cristatus, Certhia familiaris, Oriolus oriolus, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, and Coccothraustes coccothraustes were classified as woodland species.
Clark's nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) predation on tadpoles of the Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris).
Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) was first reported from the area by Leopold (1947); a decade later Miller et at (1957) reported a second sighting of this corvid.
The most spectacular food-storing performance is that of Clark's nutcracker, Nucifraga columbiana, which stores some 30,000.
Fruit and seeds are the main food of mammals like squirrels (Sciurus), chipmunks or burunduks (Tamias), woodmice (Apodemus), and birds, such as the nutcracker (Nucifraga) and crossbills (Loxia).
Following fire, in the Pinus flexilis-Picea, Abies forest subtype (Peet 1981), an avian frugivore, the Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana Wilson), caches limber pine seed in burned sites, obtaining seed from unburned stands up to 22 km away (Tomback and Linhart 1990).
Instead, these studies have focused on cone and seed characteristics that ease seed harvest and dispersal by birds, particularly Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) (e.g., Vander Wall and Balda 1977; Tomback 1978, 1983; Lanner 1980, 1982; Tomback and Linhart 1990; but see Benkman et al.