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1 December 2007 HOME RANGE SIZE OF BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS IN BURNED FORESTS OF SOUTHWESTERN IDAHO
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We examined home range size of Black-backed Woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus) in burned ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) / Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forests of southwestern Idaho during 2000 and 2002 (6 and 8 years following fire). Home range size for 4 adult males during the post-fledging period was 115.6–420.9 ha using the 95% fixed-kernel method, and 150.4–766.1 ha using the 100% minimum convex polygon method. Smoothed bootstrap estimates (95%) were 130.0–521.9 ha. Home range sizes were significantly smaller 6 years after fire than 8 years after fire. Each male had from 2 to 8 areas of concentrated use within his home range. We provide recommendations for estimating area requirements of Black-backed Woodpeckers in post-fire ponderosa pine / Douglas-fir forests.

Jonathan G. Dudley and Victoria A. Saab "HOME RANGE SIZE OF BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS IN BURNED FORESTS OF SOUTHWESTERN IDAHO," Western North American Naturalist 67(4), (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.3398/1527-0904(2007)67[593:HRSOBW]2.0.CO;2
Received: 8 June 2006; Accepted: 1 January 2007; Published: 1 December 2007
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