A BREEDING POPULATION SURVEY OF THE RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (MELANERPES ERYTHROCEPHALUS
) IN A ARE-ADAPTED ECOSYSTEM, Kathryn C.
2000) and red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus
) within three weeks (Jackson 1976).
Red-bellied Woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) were observed primarily foraging on the trunk and main branches, while Red-headed Woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus
) were observed on main branches.
Objectives of the study were: (1) to determine if there was a difference in vegetation structure surrounding nesting trees and random trees, (2) to correlate the location of woodpecker nesting trees to the vegetation surrounding those trees, and (3) to compare the microhabitat preferences of Lewis' (Melanerpes lewis) and Red-headed (Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-headed Woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus
) are resident over much of the eastern United States where they are sympatric with Red-bellied Woodpeckers, M.
Finally, we hoped to provide ecosystem managers with information that could help them restore savannas in a way that would enhance the bird community, specifically increasing overall species richness and abundance of birds that utilize snags, including some uncommon or threatened species, such as the Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus
) and the Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus).