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Title: A Review of: The Red-cockaded Woodpecker: Surviving in a Fire-Maintained Ecosystem

Author: Franzreb, Kathleen E.;

Date: 2002

Source: The Condor Vol. 104, No. 3, p. 701-703 August 2002

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: This is a comprehensive treatise on an endangered species that covers both the species' biology and its conservation and recovery. Organized in textbook fashion, the volume includes a review of the most important aspects of Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) ecology and conservation. The 12 chapters cover this species' taxonomy, morphology, distribution, cooperative breeding system, foraging ecology, habitat requirements, habitat management, reasons for endangered species status, and prospects for the future. Overall I found the book to be well organized, clearly worded, and written in a style that is both readable and informative. The tables and figures are simple, pertinent, and easy to comprehend. Although there are three authors, the writing styles are seamlessly interwoven so as not to detract from the readability of the book. All three authors are highly regarded in the field of Red-cockaded Woodpecker biology and management, and their collective insights add immeasurably to the book.

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Franzreb, Kathleen E. 2002. A Review of: The Red-cockaded Woodpecker: Surviving in a Fire-Maintained Ecosystem. The Condor Vol. 104, No. 3, p. 701-703 August 2002


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