Tag: Great Spotted Woodpecker

The effect of forest patch size on the breeding biology of the great spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos major

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) Science Article 1 abstract Forest fragmentation leads to a decrease in total forest area and patch size, which enhances predation pressure on birds’ breeding success. Existing data suggest that because hole nesters occupy relatively safe nest sites, their breeding success is not negatively affected by this process. However, fragmentation effects […]

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

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) Science Article 2 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 […]

Continental Great Spotted Woodpeckers in mainland Britain-fact or fiction?

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) Science Article 4 abstract The wing lengths of Great Spotted Woodpeckers Dendrocopos major resident in Britain (subspecies anglicus) are more variable than had previously been realised, with one individual in a thousand reaching extremes of 123 mm and 140 mm. As a result, many of the past British records claiming […]

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

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) Science Article 3 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 […]