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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Ivory-billed Woodpecker?

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


November 3, 2007
4:30 AM

Post #4152660

So I was watching Gray's Anatomy lastnight and there was this patient who is a birder. He commented he couldn't die and had to go to Arkansas to see the Ivory-billed Woodpecker where it was recently discovered. I thought, "is this real or was it written in for the show?" I looked online and came across this article: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3793/is_200601/ai_n17186960/pg_1
I guess there is that possibility there are a few in Arkansas.

I must admit I'm not a birder but I admire birds from the little wren that hopped around my garden today to the big Bald Eagle that flew over my house the other day. Surprising considering I live in the centre of a large'ish city. Here's some kinda hawk that caught a pigeon and ate it in my garden a few months ago.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 3, 2007
9:56 AM

Post #4152894

Cooper's Hawk.

Yeah, there was a lot of hyperbole a year or two ago about a claim of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker filmed in Arkansas, but careful examination of the video footage proved it was just a Pileated, with sunlight reflecting off its secondary feathers and making them appear white.

Resin
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

November 3, 2007
12:22 PM

Post #4153073

Beautiful shot growin!
hymenocallis
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2007
6:23 PM

Post #4160430

Ivory Billed woodpeckers have now ben reported from Florida swamps by some college researchers.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

November 5, 2007
8:48 PM

Post #4160943

I found this article. hymenocallis, do you have anything else?

http://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2007/r07-088.html

I'll look more when I have time. Pelle :-)

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