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Guadeloupe woodpecker

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Piciformes
Genus  Melanerpes
Higher classification  Melanerpes
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Picidae
Scientific name  Melanerpes herminieri
Rank  Species
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The Guadeloupe woodpecker (Melanerpes herminieri) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is endemic to Guadeloupe.

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Habitat

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Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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The Birdlife Intl. page on the species says the following: "It inhabits semi-deciduous forest on igneous and clay ground, evergreen forest, mangroves and swamp forest (Villard and Rousteau 1998), and excavates nest holes in the trunks of dead trees (Raffaele et al. 1998). It occurs from sea-level to the tree-line at 1,000 m, but is most common at 100-700 m (Winkler et al. 1995, Villard and Rousteau 1998). Habitats with the highest estimated population densities were seasonal evergreen secondary growth forest, followed by swamp forest and rainforest (Villard et al. 2010). Food items taken include a variety of invertebrates, vertebrates and fruit (Villard 2000)."

Subspecies

There are no known subspecies (monotypic)

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References

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