Loquat Eriobotrya japonica as a winter nectar source for birds in central Spain

Authors: Santiago MERINO and Inma NOGUERAS

Published: Volume 50(2), December 2003. Pages 265-267.

Language: English


We have studied the characteristics of the trees selected by Great Spotted Woodpeckers during the breeding season to forage in Mediterranean pinewoods located in central Spain. Woodpeckers have preferences for old and dead pines, tending to feed on their bark selecting positively thick branches and rejecting thin ones.

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