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2013-11-15 23:21:21

Absolute Bird Control announces its complete line of woodpecker deterrents to get rid of woodpeckers this winter.

Extinct Imperial Woodpecker Caught on Film
2011-10-27 08:43:13

The imperial woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis), thought to now be extinct, has been found on film.

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2006-03-16 17:05:00

Was it or was it not an ivory-billed woodpecker? Experts are still arguing a year later, while bird fanciers flock to the part of Arkansas where the bird in question was said to have been seen and heard.


Latest Piciformes Reference Libraries

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2006-07-17 13:52:33

The Three-toed Woodpecker, Picoides tridactylus, is a medium-sized woodpecker. The adult is 8.5 to 9.5 inches in length. It is black on the head, wings and rump, and white from the throat to the belly. The flanks are white with black bars. The back is white with black bars, and the tail is black with the white outer feathers barred with black. The adult male has a yellow cap. In North America, the Three-toed Woodpecker can be confused with the Black-backed Woodpecker, which it closely...

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2006-07-17 13:49:50

The White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) is a non-migratory woodpecker that resides in pine forests of the mountains of western North America. It has a black body, (approximately 8 inches long), and white head. It has white primary feathers that form a crescent in flight. Males have a red spot at the nape of the neck. The range of the White-headed Woodpecker stretches in the mountains from British Columbia through southern California. They form nests in dead trees or snags and...

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2006-07-17 13:14:25

The Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae) is a woodpecker native to southern Arizona and New Mexico and the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico. This species is known in older field guides as a subspecies of Strickland's Woodpecker. Arizona Woodpeckers are nearly identical to Strickland's Woodpeckers, growing to be about 7 to 8 inches in length. Their plumage is mainly brown and white in coloration, brown on top with a dark rump with white undersides speckled with brown spots....

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2006-07-17 13:10:29

The Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, is the smallest woodpecker in North America. They are about 6.5 inches long. Adults are mainly black on the upper side and wings, with a white back, throat and belly and white spotting on the wings. There is a white bar above and below the eye. They have a black tail with white outer feathers barred with black. Adult males have a red patch on the back of the head. It is similar in appearance to the much larger Hairy Woodpecker. Their breeding...

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2006-07-17 12:21:32

The Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major, is a member of the woodpecker family, Picidae. As a species the Great Spotted Woodpecker is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia. It is largely resident except in the colder regions of its range. It is an inhabitant of woodlands and parks, depending for food and nesting sites upon old trees. It is often not easily seen, in spite of its plumage. The large white shoulder patch is a feature that catches the eye. The Great Spotted...

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