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Red-cockaded Woodpeckers - Sunrise Vigil in the Pines
BirdNote
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07/17/2012
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Like woodpeckers? Then protect their forests!

 

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Red-cockaded Woodpeckers require large, old pines in which to nest. They breed cooperatively, and a family of these birds may have several nests in one area. They may also forage together, chattering and flying from tree to tree. The destruction of their preferred habitat – mature southern longleaf pine forests – has landed the Red-cockaded Woodpecker on the Endangered Species List. If we want these woodpeckers in our world, then we need to protect these large old pines.


 
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