Skip to Main Content
Red-cockaded woodpecker cavity tree resin avoidance by southern flying squirrelsAuthor(s): Richard R. Schaefer; Daniel Saenz
Source: Wilson Bulletin. 110(2): 291-292
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (89 B)
DescriptionWhile examining red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) cavity contents in eastern Texas, the authors observed cavity tree resin avoidance by southern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans). The tree surface around an active red-cockaded woodpecker cavity is coated with sticky resin which flows from resin wells created by the woodpecker. The southern flying squirrel is a competitor for red-cockaded woodpecker cavities and is known to be quire capable of entering active cavities in trees with a well developed resin coating. However, observation indicates that in some circumstances the resin coating can offer some deterrence
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
CitationSchaefer, Richard R.; Saenz, Daniel. 1998. Red-cockaded woodpecker cavity tree resin avoidance by southern flying squirrels. Wilson Bulletin. 110(2): 291-292.
- Texas ratsnake predation on southern flying squirrels in red-cockaded woodpecker cavities
- Monitoring interactions between red-cockaded woodpeckers and southern flying squirrels
- Competition for red-cockaded woodpecker roost and nest cavities: effects of resin age and entrance diameter
XML: View XML