Red-cockaded Woodpeckers ensnared in mesh snake traps

Citation
S. Samano et al., Red-cockaded Woodpeckers ensnared in mesh snake traps, WILSON B, 110(4), 1998, pp. 564-566
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Animal Sciences
Journal title
WILSON BULLETIN
ISSN journal
0043-5643 → ACNP
Volume
110
Issue
4
Year of publication
1998
Pages
564 - 566
Database
ISI
SICI code
0043-5643(199812)110:4<564:RWEIMS>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
The Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) is a federally endangered c avity nesting species. Mesh snake traps are placed near the base of cavity trees to prevent tree climbing and potential nest predation by rat snakes. in 1997, we documented one live and four dead Red-cockaded Woodpeckers ensn ared in mesh snake traps at the Bienville National Forest and Noxubee Natio nal Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi.