Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus


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Koenig, W.D.; Walters, E.L.; Rodewald, P.G. 2017. Testing alternative hypotheses for the cause of population declines: The case of the Red-headed Woodpecker. The Condor Ornithological Applications 119: 143-154.

Longcore, T.; Rich, C.; Mineau, P.; MacDonald, B.; Bert, D.G.; Sullivan, L.M.; Mutrie, E.; Gauthreaux Jr., S.A.; Avery, M.L.; Crawford, R.L.; Manville II, A.M.; Travis, E.R.; Drake, D. 2013. Avian mortality at communication towers in the United States and Canada: which species, how many, and where? Biol. Conserv. 158: 410-419.

Melcher, B. 1998. Red-headed Woodpecker. In: Kingery, H.E. (ed.), Colorado breeding bird atlas, pp. 250-251. Colorado Bird Atlas Paratnership and Colorado Div. Wildl., Denver.

Pulich, W. M. 1988. The birds of North Central Texas. A & M Press, College Station, Texas.

Reller, A. W. 1972. Aspects of behavioural ecology of Red-headed and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. American Midland Naturalist 88: 270-290.

Smith, K. G.; Withgott, J. H.; Rodewald, P. G. 2000. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus. In: Poole, A.; Gill, F. (ed.), The birds of North America No. 518, pp. 1-28. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia and the American Ornithologists' Union, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

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BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Melanerpes erythrocephalus. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.