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BURDENS OF THE PICID HOLE-EXCAVATING HABIT

@inproceedings{Short1979BURDENSOT,
  title={BURDENS OF THE PICID HOLE-EXCAVATING HABIT},
  author={L. L. Short},
  year={1979}
}
  • L. L. Short
  • Published 1979
  • Biology
  • Woodpeckers (Picidae, some 200 species) are well known for their woodpecking, drumming, and other habits, but obviously their ability to excavate their own nesting and roosting cavities in wood, sometimes wellrotted, but often in sound wood, is of major importance in their biological “success.” That the hole-nesting habit is advantageous is evident not only from the wide distribution, relative abundance, and number of species of woodpeckers, but from the great number of species of other bird… CONTINUE READING
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