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Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Ivory-billed woodpeckers, pictured above, disappeared from view in Florida in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Reported sightings since then consistently have turned out to be similar, but more abundant, pileated woodpeckers. Unconfirmed indications ivory-bills still may exist in the Florida Panhandle have raised new hope the species may not be extinct.


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