Order
Piciformes
Family
Picidae
Genus
Melanerpes
 
Neotropical Birds
Version  1.0
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Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Melanerpes cruentatus

Kara Jones
Version: 1.0 — Published November 25, 2014

Priorities for Future Research

Introduction

Many aspects of the biology of Yellow-tufted Woodpecker are surprisingly poorly known for such a common and conspicuous bird. Currently, there is little information available on population sizes and demographics, limiting the ability to accurately assess the conservation status of this species. Insight into their social structure would also be useful in guiding conservation efforts, since communal nesting species may be more vulnerable to the detrimental effects of habitat loss (Walters et al. 2004).

Recommended Citation

Jones, K. (2014). Yellow-tufted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cruentatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.yetwoo2.01
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