Selection of foraging microhabitat by Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopus major in a pinewood of central Spain

Authors: Rafael BARRIENTOS and Luis BOLONIO

Published: Volume 50(2), December 2003. Pages 269-274.

Language: Spanish

Original Title: Selección del microhÁbitat de alimentación por el Pico Picapinos Dendrocopos major en un pinar de España central


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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