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MORPHOLOGICAL AND FORAGING BEHAVIORAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SEXES OF THE MAGELLANIC WOODPECKER ( CAMPEPHILUS MAGELLANICUS )

@inproceedings{Chazarreta2013MORPHOLOGICALAF,
  title={MORPHOLOGICAL AND FORAGING BEHAVIORAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SEXES OF THE MAGELLANIC WOODPECKER ( CAMPEPHILUS MAGELLANICUS )},
  author={Laura Chazarreta and Valeria Ojeda and Martjan Lammertink},
  year={2013}
}
– Ecological differentiation arising from morphological and behavioral differences, together with social dominance, is known to promote niche differentiation between sexes in birds. The absence of competing species would favor intersexual differences. The Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus) is the only large woodpecker in the southern beech Nothofagus forests of Patagonia, with no competitors. Sexual divergence in morphology had been documented by preliminary research, and… 

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