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Melanerpes pygmaeus (Yucatan Woodpecker)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Yucatan Woodpecker (Melanerpes pygmaeus) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Belize, Honduras, and Mexico, and ranges over the entire Yucatán Peninsula. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.
View Wikipedia Record: Melanerpes pygmaeus

Infraspecies

Attributes

Male Weight [1]  41 grams

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Yucatán dry forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Yucatán moist forests Mexico, Guatemala, Belize Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Cuxtal Ecological Reserve 26687 Yucatan, Mexico  
Dzilam de Bravo Wetland Reserve 149170 Yucatan, Mexico    
El Parque Estatal Lagunas de Yalahau Wetland Reserve   Yucatan, Mexico  
Estatal Kabah   Yucatan, Mexico        
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Reserva Especial de la Biosfera Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve VI 202424 Mexico  
Reserva Estatal del Palmar Reserve 122954 Mexico    
Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve VI 149920 Mexico    
Sarstoon Temash National Park II 42082 Belize  
Shipstern Nature Reserve IV 20453 Belize

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Belize Coastal and near shore islands Belize A1, A2, A3, A4i
Crooked Tree and associated wetlands Belize A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Maya Mountains and southern reserves Belize A1, A2, A3
Northeastern Belize Belize A1, A2, A3
Rio Bravo CMA Gallon Jug Estate Belize A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama Yes

Prey / Diet

Ficus pertusa[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alouatta pigra (Mexican black howler monkey)1
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)1
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)1
Artibeus toltecus (Toltec fruit-eating bat)1
Attila spadiceus (Bright-rumped Attila)1
Aulacorhynchus prasinus (Emerald Toucanet)1
Brotogeris jugularis (Orange-chinned Parakeet)1
Catharus aurantiirostris (Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush)1
Catharus mexicanus (Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush)1
Chiroxiphia linearis (Long-tailed Manakin)1
Chlorophanes spiza (Green Honeycreeper)1
Chlorophonia callophrys (Golden-browed Chlorophonia)1
Chlorophonia occipitalis (Blue-crowned Chlorophonia)1
Chlorospingus ophthalmicus (Common Bush-Tanager)1
Cotinga amabilis (Lovely Cotinga)1
Cyanerpes cyaneus (Red-legged Honeycreeper)1
Cyanocorax morio (Brown Jay)1
Dacnis venusta (Scarlet-thighed Dacnis)1
Dives dives (Melodious Blackbird)1
Dryocopus lineatus (Lineated Woodpecker)1
Elaenia flavogaster (Yellow-bellied Elaenia)1
Elaenia frantzii (Mountain Elaenia)1
Euphonia affinis (Scrub Euphonia)1
Euphonia hirundinacea (Yellow-throated Euphonia)1
Euphonia laniirostris (Thick-billed Euphonia)1
Euphonia luteicapilla (Yellow-crowned Euphonia)1
Euphonia minuta (White-vented Euphonia)1
Icterus galbula (Northern Oriole)1
Icterus gularis (Altamira Oriole)1
Lepidothrix coronata (Blue-crowned Manakin)1
Melanerpes hoffmannii (Hoffmann's Woodpecker)1
Mionectes oleagineus (Ochre-bellied Flycatcher)1
Momotus momota (Blue-crowned Motmot)1
Myiarchus tuberculifer (Dusky-capped Flycatcher)1
Myiodynastes luteiventris (Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher)1
Myiozetetes similis (Social Flycatcher)1
Pharomachrus mocinno (Resplendent Quetzal)1
Pheucticus ludovicianus (Rose-breasted Grosbeak)1
Procnias tricarunculatus (Three-wattled Bellbird)1
Pteroglossus torquatus (Collared Aracari)1
Pyrrhura picta (Painted Parakeet)1
Querula purpurata (Purple-throated Fruitcrow)1
Ramphastos sulfuratus (Keel-billed Toucan)1
Saltator maximus (Buff-throated Saltator)1
Thraupis episcopus (Blue-grey Tanager)1
Tityra semifasciata (Masked Tityra)1
Trogon citreolus (Citreoline Trogon)1
Trogon collaris (Collared Trogon)1
Trogon melanurus (Black-tailed Trogon)1
Turdus assimilis (White-throated Thrush)1
Turdus grayi (Clay-colored Thrush)1
Turdus plebejus (Mountain Thrush)1
Tyrannus dominicensis (Grey Kingbird)1
Tyrannus savana (Fork-tailed Flycatcher)1
Vireo olivaceus (Red-eyed Vireo)1

Range Map

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Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 27-Dec-2005, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Barlow, J. C., Dick, J. A., Baldwin, D. H. & Davis, R. A. (1969) New records of birds from British Honduras. Ibis 111: 399-402. 2"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2010
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Range map provided by Ridgely, R. S., T. F. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D. K. McNicol, D. W. Mehlman, B. E. Young, and J. R. Zook. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access