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Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Sighted and Recorded
Science Daily ^ | 04-29-2011 | Naval Research Laboratory

Posted on 04/29/2011 12:40:16 PM PDT by Red Badger

Dr. Michael Collins, Naval Research Laboratory scientist and bird watcher, has published an article titled "Putative audio recordings of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis)" which appears in the March issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. The audio recordings were captured in two videos of birds with characteristics consistent with the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. This footage was obtained near the Pearl River in Louisiana, where there is a history of unconfirmed reports of this species. During five years of fieldwork, Collins had ten sightings and also heard the characteristic "kent" calls of this species on two occasions.

Scientists working independently in three states have now published articles that report multiple sightings of and various forms of evidence for this elusive species, which is extremely difficult to observe and photograph due to its rarity, wariness, and tendency to roam over wide areas in remote swamp habitat. The two previous articles present findings from Arkansas [Fitzpatrick et al., Science (2005)] and Florida [Hill et al., Avian Conservation and Ecology (2006)].

During two encounters with an Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Collins heard high-pitched calls that seem to match the description of an alarm call that was reported by James Tanner in the 1930s but was never recorded. On both occasions, the calls came from the direction of the bird and began at a moment when the bird was alarmed. Several of these calls were captured in the first video, which received a positive assessment from an independent expert, Julie Zickefoose, whose paintings of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers have appeared on the covers of a leading ornithology journal and the leading contemporary text on this species. ...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: birds; endangeredspecies; extinct; godsgravesglyphs; ivorybillwoodpecker; woodpecker
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To: redpoll

Here in Florida we have to watch birds....Just don’t look UP.....................


21 posted on 04/29/2011 1:07:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: Red Badger

ROFL!


22 posted on 04/29/2011 1:09:16 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: cripplecreek

That guy’s a baby :>)

The ones around here run bigger than Crows. First one I saw, few years ago, I said “What the heck was that?”
(ok, not heck)
Walking around the woods you’ll see big swaths of bark on the ground - you know where Woody has been....they seem to like the garage too....


23 posted on 04/29/2011 1:11:22 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: cripplecreek

Love those guys. They always let you know when they’re around.


24 posted on 04/29/2011 1:13:26 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Red Badger
Another false sighting like we had here in Arkansas and they spent at least $10 Million looking for it.
The only known recordings of this bird were made during the Depression on the most primitive of recording machinery.
No amount of Digital enhancement will help that recording.
All of these people have not found one carcass or anything else to prove this bird is alive and well.
They all want it so bad they have convinced themselves what they think they have seen is the bird itself.
25 posted on 04/29/2011 1:17:48 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, but the Pileated woodpecker has a black beak and has less white markings. I spotted a pair of these rare white billed woodpeckers after the hurricanes stirred up all the wildlife during the hurricanes of 2004. Cornell Lab said there were many sitings but people were too busy trying to dig out of there demolished homes to take pictures. I’m glad finally some are being documented. They are not only rare but very shy. Beautiful birds!


26 posted on 04/29/2011 1:19:40 PM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Red Badger
If there's a "holy grail" for birders, this would be it.

Sweet!

27 posted on 04/29/2011 1:20:09 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Red Badger

Cool

Goes without saying I’m big on woodpeckers...lol


28 posted on 04/29/2011 1:24:57 PM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump beating on Obama---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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To: Red Badger
For ref.

http://asadl.org/jasa/resource/1/jasman/v129/i3/p1626_s1?isAuthorized=no

29 posted on 04/29/2011 1:37:53 PM PDT by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.)
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To: libertarian27

Central Missouri we have some Pilated. Three times the size of the red bellied or the Downy.

I have on at a place of mine that comes to my suet feeder as regualar as a grandfather clock. 6:00 am, 11:00 am, 5:00 pm — almost every day as he works his way aroung the cove.


30 posted on 04/29/2011 1:43:50 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: Red Badger
Ha!!..

Never thought about that....

31 posted on 04/29/2011 1:46:35 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I knew what I was feeling, but what was I thinking!)
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To: cripplecreek

I think we have 2 or 3 around here.....


32 posted on 04/29/2011 1:47:37 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I knew what I was feeling, but what was I thinking!)
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To: Red Badger

If my son sees this article he’ll be booking a flight to New Orleans.


33 posted on 04/29/2011 1:51:05 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Osage Orange

We have Ladder backed, Hairy, Red Headed, Yellow Bellied, Flicker, and Pileated here. All but the pileated come to the feeders.

The red headed woodpeckers feed on the ground a lot during the summer. Seems that they love ants.


34 posted on 04/29/2011 1:52:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Vinnie

It’s great this time of year!................Not too hot or humid yet!.............


35 posted on 04/29/2011 1:54:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: cripplecreek

We gots lots of fire ants for them to eat!.............


36 posted on 04/29/2011 1:55:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

If you see one on your farm or ranch don’t tell anyone because the Feds will make you cease and desist any activity that may disturb it. So you will go bankrupt and your land will be worthless.

Sort of like Odumbass is going to do to the oil drillers in TX or that stupid lizard.


37 posted on 04/29/2011 2:20:01 PM PDT by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: Red Badger

Way cool, we have pileates here in Michigan and haev seen them many times on our 10 acres, just a few days ago I watched a pair checking out a tree very near the house. Hope they pick that one.


38 posted on 04/29/2011 2:24:24 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: cripplecreek
The Pileated Woodpecker was very sacred and valuable to my tribe (Yurok; N.Calif.Klamath River) I doubt if the average Joe could tell the difference between the two birds.
39 posted on 04/29/2011 2:29:05 PM PDT by fish hawk (Obama = "low-level socialist organizer". Allen West)
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To: Red Badger

40 posted on 04/29/2011 3:00:01 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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