Acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) behavior varies in response to intra- and interspecific calls

Josephine Collier, Skye Hoolihan, Ethan Jakob & Hannah St. John
Acorn woodpeckers are a community-oriented species that, like other birds, uses and responds to vocalizations as a form of communication. The calls of certain competitors, predators, and intraspecific individuals change the behavior of a listener in different ways. The behaviors of three acorn woodpecker colonies were observed in response to four recordings: Steller’s jay, sharp-shinned hawk, an acorn woodpecker distress call, and a control. An ethogram was recorded for pre-call and post-call behavior of each...
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