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Ivory-billed woodpecker

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Ivory-billed woodpecker
A hand-coloured photo of a male from 1935
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Campephilus
C. principalis
Binomial name
Campephilus principalis

Picus principalis Linnaeus, 1758

This is a male ivory-billed woodpecker. They are extinct

The ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) is a possibly extinct species of woodpecker. It would be about 20 inches (51 centimetres) in length. Its wingspan would be 30 inches (76 centimetres). It is one of 23 species which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared extinct.[3]However, the UCN have not changed its assessment of the species, and the USFWS statement might be revoked in 2022, according to Matt Courtman from Mission Ivorybill.

The last sighting was in Arkansas in 2004. They were often mistaken for pileated woodpeckers. The males had red crests, and the females had black crests.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Campephilus principalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. "Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis". Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. BBC News . US declares 23 bird, fish and other species extinct. [1]