Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a tuft of red feathers on each side of the back of the head: only in the phrase red-cockaded woodpecker, a bird of the southern United States, Picus borealis or querulus.

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Examples

  • There are many threatened and endangered species that depend on the habitat -- for example, the red-cockaded woodpecker, the gopher tortoise and the indigo snake.

    Mike Smith: National Fish and Wildlife Earns Grant to Restore Long Leaf Pines

  • They tell three seemingly unrelated stories — about a deaf woman in Los Angeles, a first-century Jewish sandal maker, and a red-cockaded woodpecker — that illustrate how well-meaning laws can end up hurting the very people (or animals) they were created to protect.

    Freakonomics in the Times Magazine: Unintended Consequences - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • A paper by the economists Dean Lueck and Jeffrey Michael, “Preemptive Habitat Destruction Under the Endangered Species Act,” argues that the E.S.A. has actually hurt the plight of the red-cockaded woodpecker by incentivizing property owners to make their land uninhabitable to the bird.

    Freakonomics in the Times Magazine: Unintended Consequences - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The red-cockaded woodpecker is an endangered species.

    Southeastern Mixed Forest Province (Bailey)

  • The declining population of red-cockaded woodpeckers has long been connected with the demise of old upland pine forests, and the nearly complete liquidation of the bottomland hardwood forest was thought to be the primary factor that drove the ivory-billed woodpecker to extinction.

    Beyond Old Growth~ Chapter 5

  • The longleaf pine forest provided habitat for now rare or endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake, and black pine snake.

    Ecoregions of Mississippi (EPA)

  • Pocosins provide important habitat for many animals, including some endangered species like the red-cockaded woodpecker.

    Pocosins

  • Mature long-leaf pine forests are of particular importance to endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) and the declining gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus).

    Southeastern conifer forests

  • The longleaf pine forest provided habitat for now rare or endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker and gopher tortoise.

    Ecoregions of Louisiana (EPA)

  • In addition, the federally endangered bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus has been observed wintering and may even be nesting in the park, and the uncommon red-cockaded woodpecker Picoides borealis has been seen there.

    Mammoth Cave National Park, United States

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