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Ganzfeld
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http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/14614894.htm

As much as I'd like to think this bird is back, I'm going to have to side with the skeptics on this.

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As of 1/23/06, if you asked me "What's your confidence level that there was a living Ivory-bill in Arkansas in 2004?", I'd say "less than 1%".


Before you chow me, check these two previous threads on this subject:
from 2005 - Ivory-billed Woodpecker confirmed in Arkansas
from 2002 - The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Exists! Or Does It?
(I only searched Critters)

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timbobmc
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Since my old zoology professor believes they may not be extinct in the Pearl River basin area, that's good enough for me. If they can been seen in Louisiana/Mississippi, why no Arkansas?
USA Today 1/20/02

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Llewtrah
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The extinct Manipur Bush-Quail may also be making a comeback http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/5125244.stm Perhaps 2006 will be the year the birds strike back (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/5126582.stm) ?

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Ovalescent
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If anyone's ever passing through Memphis, check out the Pink Palace museum. They have a stuffed ivory-bill specimen there. I personally believe they found a live one in 2004, because the woods can get so crazy in this state that it seems plausible to me that they could have survived in a pocket somewhere. In addition, the bird is distinctive enough from a pileated woodpecker that either they saw one or they're lying about seeing one, IMHO.

On a related note, I was looking at different pigeon/dove species the other day, and idly wondered if they could breed a fertile bird that would be genetically similar to the passenger pigeon.

They're trying to do something similar with the quagga!

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Holy cow! Does this bird still exist or not? Why hasn't it been confirmed yet?

Q: Where is the Ivory-billed Woodpecker and why can't anyone find it?

A: Shut up. We told you it still exists. We saw it. Can't you feel the joy, warmth and cosmic completeness of knowing that an extinct bird is not really extinct? The Cornell researchers who saw the bird felt all of that. Shut up. It's there. Believe us. Shut up.

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