Imperial woodpecker videos

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA writes about these two videos:

Watch the Only Known Footage of Imperial Woodpecker

In a new study published in The Auk, Cornell Lab scientists have analyzed the only known footage of the Imperial Woodpecker. It was the Ivory-billed Woodpecker‘s closest relative and is now probably extinct. Filmed in 1956 by William L. Rhein in Mexico, the footage shows a female Imperial Woodpecker hitching up the trunks of Durango pines, her extraordinary crest of feathers curving overhead, shaking as she chips at the bark with her bill. See the footage and read more.

See also here.

USA: The red-cockaded woodpecker once thrived in southeast forests. Learn what’s being done to bring it back from the brink: here.


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