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Notes on the habits of some Argentine and Peruvian woodpeckers (Aves, Picidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2413

Show simple item record Short, Lester L. en_US 2005-10-06T16:31:58Z 2005-10-06T16:31:58Z 1970 en_US
dc.description 37 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-37). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Some habits of 18 species of Argentine and Peruvian woodpeckers are reported. Particularly noteworthy is the communal nesting of Melanerpes cruentatus, at least 11 individuals of which fed young at three nest sites, with some adults feeding at all three sites. Factors, such as foraging mode and food utilized, are considered with respect to the sympatric occurence of woodpeckers (including five additional species the habits of which are not reported here) in parts of those two countries. From one-quarter to one-half the species of woodpeckers at each locality visited are primarily ant-foragers. Arboreal ant-foraging species are virtually restricted to the tropics and subtropics, accounting in part for the reduction in number of woodpeckers in temperate South America. The species fall into six, rather well-defined categories of size. Primarily ant-foraging species fall without exception into the two central (small, medium) categories of size. Three species occurring in Patagonian forests are separated by great size gaps. Similarly sized species either differ considerably in habits, or are allopatric in their distribution. The latter include a number of groups of closely related species (forming superspecies)"--P. 35-36. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2413 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2413, 1970 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Woodpeckers -- Behavior -- Argentina. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Woodpeckers -- Behavior -- Peru. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Behavior -- Argentina. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Behavior -- Peru. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Woodpeckers -- Argentina. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Woodpeckers -- Peru. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Argentina. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Peru. en_US
dc.title Notes on the habits of some Argentine and Peruvian woodpeckers (Aves, Picidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2413 en_US
dc.type text en_US

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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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