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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Picidae.


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  • The last official sighting of an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker or Campephilus principalis was 1944.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Research published today in the open access journal BMC Biology shows how fleeting images thought to be the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis could be another native woodpecker species.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • The ivory-billed woodpecker Campephilus principalis baird (CR - D) was recorded in 1986, but may now be extinct.

    Alejandro de Humbodlt National Park, Cuba

  • The area is of particular importance for several species are of particular conservation concern, notably ivory-billed woodpecker Campephilus principalis baird (CR - D), that is thought to be extinct, Cuban kite Chondrohierax wilsoni (CR - C2b), an endemic species whose populations has been so reduced that maybe just a few couples remain, and the Cuban solenodon Solenodon cubanus (EN - A1cde).

    Alejandro de Humbodlt National Park, Cuba

  • Tragically, the imperial woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis, CR), currently listed as Critically Endangered and once the largest woodpecker in the world, is now almost certainly extinct, and the slender-billed grackle (Quiscalus palustris), once endemic to the marshlands around Mexico City, was driven to extinction early last century.

    Biological diversity in the Madrean pine-oak woodlands

  • The spectacular ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), which once ranged throughout Cuba and the bottomlands of the southeastern United States, has not been recorded in Cuba since 1987.

    Biological diversity in the Caribbean Islands

  • Status of the ivory-billed woodpecker Campephilus principalis in Cuba: Almost certainly extinct.

    Biological diversity in the Caribbean Islands

  • Imperial woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis), the largest woodpecker in the world, gray wolf (Canis lupus), black bear (Ursus americanus) and mountain lion (Felis concolor) once inhabited these forests, but are now almost certainly extinct or very close to it due to human activities such as massive logging operations and hunting.

    Sierra Madre Occidental pine-oak forests

  • The very name of its genus, Campephilus, meant grub-loving.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • Woodpecker possibly _Campephilus imperialis_, Nuttall 74. 6.

    Animal Figures in the Maya Codices


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