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Eating habits of three-toed woodpecker

Published on 8. 7. 2015 under News
Eating habits of three-toed woodpecker

In the second half of June we located an occupied nest hole of a three-toed woodpecker at Velika gora near Rakitnica and placed a camera trap in its vicinity. The camera trap enabled one week of surveillance of the woodpecker activity at the nest hole providing information on how often and with what the parents fed their chicks. In these seven day the parents spent only four hours at the nest hole and for the rest of the time they were looking for and gathering food. Information on feeding activity and food preferences will enable better spatial positioning of concrete conservation actions of projekt LifeKočevsko.