Evidence of red-cockaded woodpecker nestling displacement by southern flying squirrels.

Brent Burt, James R. McCormick, Richard N. Conner, Daniel Saenz

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Red-cockaded Woodpeckers are unique among woodpeckers in that they excavate their roost and nest cavities entirely within living pines. Studies show that there is a propensity for squirrels to use unenlarged cavities, none have shown evidence of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers being killed by southern flying squirrels. However, we report an instance of two nestlings found dead at the base of the nest tree and 3 flying squirrels inside the nest cavity.

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JournalFaculty Publications
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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