Tag: Dendrocopos medius

Nest-site selection and niche partitioning among the Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major and Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius in riverine forest of Central Europe

Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) Science Article 2 abstract We studied nest-site selection of the Great- and Middle Spotted Woodpecker inhabiting the riverine forest remnants of Central Poland. In addition to nest tree characteristics and location in relation to edge proximity, a comparison between nesting and random sites within the woodpeckers’ territories allowed a study […]

Breeding performance of the middle spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos medius in relation to weather and territory quality

Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) Science Article 5 abstract Reproductive success in birds is influenced by a variety of factors, many of which can be attributed to human activities such as land use or forest management. Others like weather or age of the birds are not under human control but are influential as well. From […]

Accuracy and efficiency of different techniques for censusing territorial Middle Spotted Woodpeckers Dendrocopos medius

Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) Science Article 3 abstract The aim of the study was to test whether the methods using the playback technique produce accuratedata of population size when compared to the standard mapping and nest-searching methods. The three-visitmethod with audio-stimulation was found to produce data of the same accuracy (100%, n = 11 […]

Characteristics of trees preferred by foraging Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius in northern Switzerland

Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) Science Article 4 abstract The endangered Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius is restricted to oak forests. We analysed this woodpecker’s foraging trees and behaviour in a coppice-with-standards wood in the Swiss lowlands. Oaks Quercus spp. were highly preferred and their diameter at breast height mainly ranged from 36-72 cm, corresponding […]

Factors affecting the occurrence of middle spotted and great spotted woodpeckers in deciduous forests ? a case study from Poland.

Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) Science Article 1 abstract Based on published data on 117 deciduous forest sites studied in Poland, relationships between habitat factors (size of study plot, type and age of forest stands) and breeding of great spotted and middle spotted woodpeckers were examined. As compared with middle spotted woodpeckers, great spotted woodpeckers […]