Division of labour in parental care in the Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus

  title={Division of labour in parental care in the Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Laura Chazarreta and Valeria Susana Ojeda and Ana L Trejo},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
Detailed studies of parental care of woodpeckers are restricted to a handful of species in the northern hemisphere. The Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus is the largest Neotropical picid and the southernmost distributed woodpecker worldwide. We investigated sex-specific parental care behaviour of Magellanic Woodpeckers at 11 nests by dawn to dusk monitoring, once a week throughout the nesting season. Behavioural observations were complemented with frequent inspections of all nests… CONTINUE READING


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