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From the inforamtion gained in field I could draw the conclusions that foraging middle spotted woodpeckers prefers trees which have a greater circumference, deeper bark crackles, are taller and shorter distances to neighbouring trees than the control trees.

The woodpeckers selected trees for nesting which are taller and have more visible dead wood.

This information can be advantageous when identifying, managing and improving areas for the middle spotted woodpecker.

In the studied area the middle spotted woodpecker could also be recognised as a focus species for preservation of the area since the plot of the study has been shown to consist of several threatened beetles (some of them new to science) which are dependent upon old oaks, as is the middle spotted woodpecker. Further inventories in this area would be of great interest and discoveries of rare species might be made.

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Last updated: 05/05/08