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2014-02-07 23:02:10

Woodpecker season is here! Bird-X, Inc., pest bird experts for 50 years, explain how to cope with these famously loud pests. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Found worldwide and known as woodpeckers, piculets, wrynecks, and sapsuckers, we know all know them for the headaches they can cause. Bird-X has studied the habits of these birds for 5 decades and feels confident in advising the public on how to live harmoniously with them. Woodpeckers peck for three reasons, and effective...

2013-11-15 23:21:21

Absolute Bird Control announces its complete line of woodpecker deterrents to get rid of woodpeckers this winter. From visual woodpecker deterrents to woodpecker netting, Absolute Bird Control carries a broad range of products to keep woodpeckers from ruining homes and properties. Irvine, California (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 “Our woodpecker kit is always popular and very effective in deterring woodpeckers before they choose to drill holes in the side of your house,” says Shaun...

2012-04-10 10:18:43

The bio-mechanisms of the woodpecker's resistance to head impact injury are an interesting scientific question. Professor FAN Yubo and his group from the Key Laboratory for Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of the Ministry of Education, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University, and the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, set out to study this problem. After 3 years of innovative research, they are making progress in...

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

[ Watch the Video ] The imperial woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis), thought to now be extinct, has been found on film. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology researchers acquired an 85-second video clip filmed in 1956 by the late William Rhein, according to a new research paper that was recently published. Rhein was a dentist who traveled to the bird´s habitat in Mexico´s Sierra Madre Occidental. Cornell released the film to the public on Wednesday. The video shows a female imperial...

2010-12-23 00:00:50

Yes, after many days and hours of painstaking research Latham Media Services (LMS) was able to capture still photographs of an elusive Red-belied Woodpecker. To read the full story go to http://www.lathammediaservicesblog.com. (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 An Active Red-bellied Woodpecker! Down in the Everglades Latham Media Services (LMS) working on the first photo research expedition of 2010. These photos were taken on the third day of research in the Everglades. Specifically, the site was...

2010-04-21 13:20:00

MANDEVILLE, La., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Two videos of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker have been obtained in the Pearl River in Louisiana, where there is a history of reports of this elusive species. One of the videos provides the first new facts about this iconic species since the work of James Tanner was published in 1942 and reveals that there had been a misconception about the way it flies. The scientist who obtained the videos has documented serious issues that have come to light during...

2010-04-20 12:49:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Any Soldier who's ever been stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., is familiar with the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker. This year, the installation won the Secretary of the Army environmental award for natural resources conservation in part because of the way they protect this little bird. In January 2009, more than 3,100 acres of previously restricted land became available for maneuver training use due to the recovery, monitoring and the management...

2009-01-16 13:10:09

Until credible sightings popped up three years ago, the scientific world was in agreement that ivory-billed woodpeckers had gone the way of the dodo. A new study conducted by University of Georgia researchers reveals that the ivory-billed woodpecker could have persisted if as few as five mated pairs survived the extensive habitat loss during the early 1900's. A new paper published in the online journal Avian Conservation and Ecology by researchers at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural...

2008-08-14 15:00:35

By MARK A. GONZALEZ Have you ever walked among the smoldering carcasses of burnt trees? Have you walked through the lunar landscape left by a wildfire? It is an eerie experience. Dust devils of ash whirl across a bleak landscape. The wind whistles through blackened branches; and strong winds are terrifying, because weak, burnt trunks creak from the splintering of falling trees. Dust and ash irritate your eyes, throat and nose. Blackened tree corpses cover hillslopes like tombstones...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 5--NORFOLK -- Norfolk Southern Corp. has given up its development rights on 12,488 acres of ecologically important forest and wilderness in South Carolina, a donation described as the largest of its kind in that state's history. The property, located about 35 miles northwest of Charleston and called Brosnan Forest, includes more than 6,000 acres of increasingly rare longleaf pine trees and is prime habitat for the red-cockaded...


Latest Woodpeckers Reference Libraries

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2009-04-07 16:02:40

The Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) is a species of bird that is part of the family of woodpeckers. It breeds in the temperate regions of Europe and Asia. It is a migratory species and winters in tropical Africa and southern Asia. Its habitat is open woodland and orchards. It can also be seen in sandy areas along its migration route as it forages for ants. The wryneck gets its name from the ability to turn its head nearly 180 degrees. When disturbed, it uses this snake-like head...

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2008-08-14 11:38:57

The Red-breasted Chat (Granatellus venustus), is a species of bird in the Parulidae family. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2006-07-17 14:10:11

The Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, is a very large North American woodpecker. It is also known as the Log Cock (Logcock, and, by corruption, Lord God Bird, Good God Bird, or Great God Bird). Adults are mainly black with a red crest and a white line down the sides of the throat. Adult males have a red line from the bill to the throat and red on the front of the crown. In adult females, these are black. They show white on the wings in flight. The only North American birds of...

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2006-07-17 14:02:24

The Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus, is a medium-sized woodpecker. Adults are brown with black bars on the back and wings. Their breast and belly are beige with black spots; they have a black neck ring. The tail is dark on top. They show a white rump in flight. There are two variants which were formerly considered separate species: The Yellow-shafted Flicker resides in eastern North America. They are yellow under the tail and underwings and have yellow shafts on their primaries....

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