‘Lost’ woodpecker reappears
One of Brazil’s most enigmatic birds has reappeared after an absence of 80 years.
Caatinga Woodpecker was found by a Brazilian ornithologist Advaldo do Prado whilst surveying in the Tocantins region of Central Brazil.
This enigmatic species had not been observed since its initial discovery in 1926.
“Rediscovering birds is what many conservationists dream about,” said Pedro Develey IBA Coordinator of SAVE Brasil (BirdLife in Brazil), “There is something truly special about finding a bird that many of us considered ‘lost’ for so long.”
See also here.