where it lives
Summers in the dry Douglas Fir/Ponderosa Pine with thick, shrubby understories, of which there are numerous examples in the Lillooet region. It nests in unlined natural cavities in open, mature coniferous forests, preferring Ponderosa Pine.
Deemed vulnerable, this species is threatened mainly by habitat loss through logging and wildfire suppression.
- BC Breeding Bird Atlas
- All About Birds website by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- NatureServe.org NatureServe.org