Friday, April 29, 2005

Back from the dead

The ivory-billed woodpecker isn’t gone after all. Sixty years after being filed under ‘Extinct’, Campephilus principalis has been sighted beyond doubt in Arkansas. Most reports are hysterical with delight, for instance this report from Planet Ark but Birdlife is more measured, and also has an artist’s impression of the woodpecker. You can’t tell from this, but it’s supposed to be gorgeous.

Goody! Now, if you'll excuse me, I’m gonna find me a pink headed duck.

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