West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris

Robert A. Askins, Michael E. Akresh, and William K. Hayes
Version: 2.0 — Published October 29, 2020


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We thank the Gerace Research Centre for supporting our research on West Indian Woodpeckers. MEA thanks the many field assistants on San Salvador who helped collect unpublished data referenced in this account. We also thank Maya Wilson, who contributed her personal observations on Abaco, and Lori Willimont Duncan, who shared unpublished data from an intensive study of West Indian Woodpeckers on the same island. Recommendations by Tom Schulenberg, Science Editor of Birds of the World, improved both the format and content of this species account. We would also like to acknowledge Brooke Kelley Keeney for her editorial help and Andrew Spencer, who reviewed and curated recordings for the “Sounds and Vocal Behavior” page.

Recommended Citation

Askins, R. A., M. E. Akresh, and W. K. Hayes (2020). West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.weiwoo1.02