Characteristics of Ponderosa Pine Snags Used by Cavity - Nesting Birds in Arizona
Author: Scott, Virgil E.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 76, Number 1, 1 January 1978 , pp. 26-28(3)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:In the Southwest, ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) snags are important as nest sites for cavity-nesting birds. A study in Arizona found that birds selected snags that were greater than 15 inches in d.b.h. and taller than 75 feet. Preferred snags had more than 40 percent bark cover and had been dead six or more years.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Wildlife Research Biologist, U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Research Center, Denver, Colorado
Publication date: January 1, 1978
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