EARLY BREEDING BEHAVIOR OF LINEATED WOODPECKERS

Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus) Science Article 1

abstract

Lineated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus lineatus), widely distributed in Central and South America, resemble Pileated Woodpeckers (D. piZeatus) in many aspects of their breeding behavior. A purpose of the present study was to observe the courtship and related behavior of the neotropical species within this larger relationship (Mayr and Short 1970, Short 1975). Although Skutch (1969) has described the nesting behavior of D. lineatus, his account dealt largely with the later aspects of breeding.

LAWRENCE KILHAM AND PATRICIA O’BRIEN, Condor, 81:299-303

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