West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris
Version: 2.0 — Published October 29, 2020
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Movements and Migration
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Dispersal and Site Fidelity
On San Salvador, two color-banded birds (a male and a female) captured in March 2014 were resighted in January 2015, and one banded male captured in January 2014 was recaptured in January 2015. The distances from the original capture location to the resight (n = 2) or recapture (n = 1) were 76, 133, and 203 m, respectively. These distances are within the expected territory size of West Indian Woodpeckers, and thus show that individuals likely exhibit some degree of site fidelity between years (MEA unpublished data).