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Re: non-extinct woodpecker



They have three (3) seconds of video showing the bird flying.  The
underside of the bird is clearly visible and apparently that is a
diagnostic view.

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On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 08:21:44 -0400 "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr."
<tholtz@geol.umd.edu> writes:
> 
> 
> > From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On 
> Behalf Of
> > James R. Cunningham
> >
> > This may be old news, but after 60 years of being thought extinct, 
> the
> > Ivory Billed Woodpecker has been located in the Big Woods of 
> northeast
> > Arkansas.  At least one male was spotted about two years ago, and 
> their
> > presence has since been confirmed by others.  Let's hope that they 
> are
> > not going to be overrun with birdwatchers (or poachers).
> > Jim Cunningham
> 
> According to NPR, the details of the rediscovery are being published 
> in Science this week.
> 
> Let's hope this one is legit! Some good environmental news is nice 
> once and awhile!
> 
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