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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

The ivory-billed woodpecker was thought to have duck-like flaps in which the wings remain extended throughout the flap cycle. One of the videos revealed radically different flaps in which the wings are folded completely closed in the middle of the upstroke. The images from the video show the wing motion from two angles. The photo in the upper right, which was obtained by James Tanner in 1939, shows an Ivory-billed Woodpecker in flight and contains a clue suggesting that there had been a misconception about the flap style. (Credit: Dr. Michael Collins)

1 posted on 04/29/2011 12:40:20 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Looks a lot like a Pileated woodpecker.


2 posted on 04/29/2011 12:42:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Red Badger

Too cool!


3 posted on 04/29/2011 12:42:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: Red Badger
I hope this bird is still around.....

I like to watch Woodpeckers....

4 posted on 04/29/2011 12:43:07 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I knew what I was feeling, but what was I thinking!)
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To: Red Badger

They’re great in gumbo.


5 posted on 04/29/2011 12:43:32 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: cripplecreek

Note the ‘ivory bill”.....................


6 posted on 04/29/2011 12:44:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: Osage Orange

In some places you could be arrested for that...................;^)


7 posted on 04/29/2011 12:45:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: Osage Orange

I’ve got about 5 different species that come to my feeders during the winter.


8 posted on 04/29/2011 12:46:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Looks a lot like a Pileated woodpecker.

Yes, they closely resemble each other in looks.

9 posted on 04/29/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT by calex59
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To: cripplecreek
Looks a lot like a Pileated woodpecker.

It does alright....
I've got a few in the yard and boy do they rip the trees apart.

Those fellas are huge.

10 posted on 04/29/2011 12:46:57 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Red Badger

No more drilling within 1000 miles of La. That ought to just about do us in.


11 posted on 04/29/2011 12:48:34 PM PDT by chuckles
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12 posted on 04/29/2011 12:51:06 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: paddles

But they make for really skinny piano keys.


13 posted on 04/29/2011 12:51:47 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: libertarian27
Pileated woodpecker.

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14 posted on 04/29/2011 12:52:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Red Badger

Thanks for making my day.


15 posted on 04/29/2011 12:55:24 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: chuckles
No more drilling within 1000 miles of La. That ought to just about do us in.

Damn, you beat me to it!

16 posted on 04/29/2011 12:58:56 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: redpoll

You have some affinity for Ivory Billed Woodpeckers or birds in general?..............


17 posted on 04/29/2011 12:59:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: CodeToad

Just right for Cajun accordions................


18 posted on 04/29/2011 1:02:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: Red Badger

Birds in general... my wife and I are avid birders.


19 posted on 04/29/2011 1:03:44 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Red Badger

Okay. On to bigfoot.


20 posted on 04/29/2011 1:05:10 PM PDT by Oratam
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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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To: Red Badger

hope to see a picture.


41 posted on 04/29/2011 5:20:31 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: redpoll

I miss the woodpeckers that we saw around our house in the Sierra Nevada foothills. They sounded like Woody Woodpecker. I miss the great horned owls, too.


42 posted on 05/04/2011 6:52:16 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: fish hawk

I read about the Yuroks on Wikipedia - very interesting. Is there a site you would recommend reading to get good information about your tribe?

I wish there were a way for Republicans/conservatives to reach out to the tribes. Some tribal people live on some of the most valuable land in the world, (like the land east of Pima Road near Scottsdale, Arizona). I would guess the average home price over there at $500-600K each, yet the hogans on the farmland are just horrible. Yet all the profits or subsidies seem to flow to a privileged few - probably the tribal leaders.

It’s the same thing down in Sacaton, or on the reservation near San Xavier south of Tucson... it’s disgraceful the stranglehold the libs have on these people. They need know they can succeed if they believe in themselves.

This issue bothers me a lot. I wish I knew what to do to reverse the problem. If the dems had their way, the tribal folks live the way they would like us all to live.


43 posted on 05/04/2011 7:16:19 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
You can go right to our Tribal website at

www.yuroktribe.org/ across the very bottom of that page is

home, culture, government, region, Maps etc. etc. You can click on any of them for info.

44 posted on 05/04/2011 7:49:56 PM PDT by fish hawk (Obama = "low-level socialist organizer". Allen West)
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To: fish hawk

OK thanks!


45 posted on 05/05/2011 10:40:31 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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