Not Extinct After All: First ‘Widely Accepted Sighting’ of Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Since 1944

bird gc7a04d7b8 1920 Not Extinct After All: First ‘Widely Accepted Sighting’ of Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Since 1944
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Takeaways:

  • The ivory-billed woodpecker is the third largest woodpecker in the world and the largest north of Mexico.
  • A research team from the National Aviary and Project Principalis has found evidence that at least three ivory-billed woodpeckers are living in the bottomland forests of the researchers’ study site in Louisiana.
  •  The size and markings in the photos of the bird recorded by the researchers indicates that it was an ivorybill and not another type of woodpecker.

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