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9 April 2019 Injuries to a Whiskered Screech-Owl (Megascops trichopsis) chick inflicted by a Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) in a nest cavity
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We report the case of a Whiskered Screech-Owl (Megascops trichopsis) chick injured by a Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) during the breeding season of 2013 in the La Malinche National Park in Mexico. On 17 May, a pair of owls was nesting in a mature Pinus montezumae with one owlet between 14 and 21 d old. On 21 May a flicker began to use the same cavity, apparently preparing the interior for nesting; on 27 May the owlet showed injuries that might have caused its death later, in early June.

Andrés E. Estay-Stange, Ricardo Rodríguez-Estrella, and Amando Bautista "Injuries to a Whiskered Screech-Owl (Megascops trichopsis) chick inflicted by a Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) in a nest cavity," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 131(1), 195-198, (9 April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1676/17-24
Received: 28 July 2017; Accepted: 25 October 2018; Published: 9 April 2019
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