Notes on breeding sharp-shinned hawks and Cooper’s hawks in Barnwell County, South Carolina.

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Abstract - Breeding records of Accipiter striatus (Sharp-shinned Hawks) in the southeastern US are scattered and isolated. We documented a Sharp-shinned Hawk and Accipiter cooperii (Cooper’s Hawk) nest while conducting a telemetry study on Melanerpes erythrocephalus (Red-headed Woodpeckers) in Barnwell County, SC in 2006 and 2007. We report the first known nest of a Sharp-shinned Hawk in Barnwell County, SC and the first report of Sharp-shinned Hawks preying upon Red-headed Woodpeckers. Thirteen of 93 (13.9 %) woodpeckers were killed by accipiters in the summers of 2006 and 2007. Large, contiguous forests managed for Picoides borealis (Red-cockaded Woodpeckers) may be used ... continued below

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Vukovich, Mark & Kilgo, John, C. July 1, 2009.

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Abstract - Breeding records of Accipiter striatus (Sharp-shinned Hawks) in the southeastern US are scattered and isolated. We documented a Sharp-shinned Hawk and Accipiter cooperii (Cooper’s Hawk) nest while conducting a telemetry study on Melanerpes erythrocephalus (Red-headed Woodpeckers) in Barnwell County, SC in 2006 and 2007. We report the first known nest of a Sharp-shinned Hawk in Barnwell County, SC and the first report of Sharp-shinned Hawks preying upon Red-headed Woodpeckers. Thirteen of 93 (13.9 %) woodpeckers were killed by accipiters in the summers of 2006 and 2007. Large, contiguous forests managed for Picoides borealis (Red-cockaded Woodpeckers) may be used by breeding Sharp-shinned Hawks. The bright plumage, loud calls, and behavior of Red-headed Woodpeckers, particularly during the nestling stage, may make them conspicuous prey for accipiters.

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  • Journal Name: Southeastern Naturalist; Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 3

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  • Grant Number: AI09-00SR22188
  • DOI: 10.1656/058.008.0315 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 989493
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1014531

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Vukovich, Mark & Kilgo, John, C. Notes on breeding sharp-shinned hawks and Cooper’s hawks in Barnwell County, South Carolina., article, July 1, 2009; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1014531/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.