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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.

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2005-08-13 10:10:00

Cornell University researchers will present new audio evidence supporting the existence of the phantomlike ivory-billed woodpecker Aug. 24 and 25 at the 123rd American Ornithologists' Union meeting in Santa Barbara, Calif.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]