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1 November 2018 Record of an Exceptionally Low Nest of a Red-bellied Woodpecker in Florida
Joshua M. Diamond
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Woodpeckers typically excavate and nest in cavities high above the ground, avoiding predators or potential disturbances like fire or floods. I report the exceptionally low nesting attempt of a Melanerpes carolinus (Red-bellied Woodpecker) pair, 40 cm above the ground, in a small Cocosnucifera (Coconut Palm) snag in Everglades National Park, FL. I monitored the nesting progression and eventual failure with a nest camera. The placement of this nest seemed particularly disadvantageous, and I describe the setting of the nest and discuss the circumstances surrounding the nest failure.
Joshua M. Diamond "Record of an Exceptionally Low Nest of a Red-bellied Woodpecker in Florida," Southeastern Naturalist 17(4), (1 November 2018). https://doi.org/10.1656/058.017.0405
Published: 1 November 2018
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