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Article:

Wood Roaches for Dinner Again? The Baby Red-cockaded Woodpecker's Diet


This article is from Issue Fall 98 - Vol. 1 No. 1.

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Red-cockaded woodpeckers are an endangered species that live in areas from eastern Texas all the way to the Atlantic coast. Not much is known about what Red-cockaded woodpeckers eat. Without this information, human activities in the forest could be reducing the woodpeckers’ food supply and threatening their existence even more. To help forest managers protect the woodpeckers, the scientists in this study are studying what the woodpeckers feed their babies.

Meet the scientists that contributed to this article:

"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Life Science

"Environmental Topics" covered in this article:
  • Wildlife and Endangered Species (Educators)

Regions covered in this article:
  • Southern

"Thinking About Science Themes" covered in this article:
Specific 'Thinking About Science'Themes:
  »  Scientific Topics
  »  The Scientific Process

"Thinking About the Environment Themes" covered in this article:

Specific 'Thinking About the Environment'Themes:
  »  Food chain

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Scientific Topics
  • The Scientific Process

"Thinking About Environmental Themes" covered in this article:
Specific 'Thinking About the Environment'Themes:
  »  Food chain

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Food chain

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms (C)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Populations, resources and environments (F)
  • Regulation and behavior (C)
  • Structure and function in living systems (C)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)

Science Benchmarks covered in this article:
  • Common Themes: Systems
  • Historic Perspectives: Explaining the Diversity of Life
  • The Living Environment: Diversity of Life
  • The Living Environment: Interdependence of Life
  • The Nature of Science: Scientific Inquiry