Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) Persists in Continental North America

  title={Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) Persists in Continental North America},
  author={John W Fitzpatrick and Martjan Lammertink and M. David Luneau and Tim W. Gallagher and Bobby R. Harrison and Gene M. Sparling and Kenneth V. Rosenberg and Ronald W. Rohrbaugh and Elliott C. H. Swarthout and Peter H. Wrege and Sara Barker Swarthout and Marc S. Dantzker and Russell A. Charif and Timothy R. Barksdale and Jr. J. V. Remsen and Scott D. Simon and Douglas Zollner},
  pages={1460 - 1462}
The ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), long suspected to be extinct, has been rediscovered in the Big Woods region of eastern Arkansas. Visual encounters during 2004 and 2005, and analysis of a video clip from April 2004, confirm the existence of at least one male. Acoustic signatures consistent with Campephilus display drums also have been heard from the region. Extensive efforts to find birds away from the primary encounter site remain unsuccessful, but potential habitat for a… 

Comment on "Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) Persists in Continental North America"

Although the authors support efforts to find and protect ivory-billed woodpeckers, the video evidence does not demonstrate that the species persists in the United States.

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Response to Comment on "Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) Persists in Continental North America"

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