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Dryocopus galeatus

Helmeted Woodpecker

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Lammertink, Martjan, Kristina L. Cockle, Alejandro Bodrati, and Raphael E. F. Santos

Priorities for Future Research

Research is required to determine what forest structure elements are selected by Helmeted Woodpecker for roosting, nesting and foraging, so that forestry practices can be developed that improve conditions for the species in managed forests. Interactions with co-existing large woodpeckers in old and young forest need to be assessed. Densities of Helmeted Woodpecker in different habitat types need to be determined across its range to aid in more precise estimates of its global population. All of these research goals are hampered by the scarcity and low detection rate of the species.

Recommended Citation

Lammertink, Martjan, Kristina L. Cockle, Alejandro Bodrati, and Raphael E. F. Santos. 2012. Helmeted Woodpecker (Dryocopus galeatus), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=%0A%09%09%09%09320216