Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Ivory-billed woodpeckers 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 (shown above). 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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Scientists can determine the age of a fish by counting growth rings, similar to growth rings of a tree, on otoliths, the “inner ear bones” of fish.

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