The Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Dendrocopos borealis) is a resident of mature southern pine forests and is considered an endangered species because of its declining populations (U.S.D.I. 1968, Jackson 1971). The major factor contributing to this species’ decline has been a loss of habitat, which has been attributed to modern forestry practices. Imhof (1976) includes records of this species from several counties in central Alabama but none from Hale or Bibb Counties. We here document the occurence and will comment on the future of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in these counties.
Author: Jackson, Ramey, Schardien and Turner
Volume Number: 25 Year Published: 1977
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 9
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1977/Vol 25 No. 1, 2_1977_p9-11.pdf
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