Summertime home range and habitat use of pileated woodpeckers in western Oregon

T. K. Mellen, E. C. Meslow, Robert W Mannan

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Abstract

Used radio telemetry to determine home ranges and habitat use of Dryocopus pileatus in the Coast Range. Home ranges for individual adult birds, after young had fledged, averaged 478 ha. Home ranges for pairs were larger, and were larger than those reported in other studies. Pileated woodpeckers preferred forest vegetation classes older than 40 yr and deciduous riparian habitats for foraging and other diurnal activities. Nesting and roosting occurred only in forest stands older than 70 yr. The amount of foraging habitat within the home ranges averaged 310 ha, whereas the amount of nesting and roosting habitat averaged 225 ha. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-103
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Wildlife Management
Volume56
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Summertime home range and habitat use of pileated woodpeckers in western Oregon. / Mellen, T. K.; Meslow, E. C.; Mannan, Robert W.

In: Journal of Wildlife Management, Vol. 56, No. 1, 1992, p. 96-103.

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