from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the beak hard and white as ivory: as, the ivory-billed woodpeckers of the genus Campophilus.


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  • A new UGA study suggests that ivory-billed woodpeckers could have persisted (in that it is possible as far as a population viability analysis goes).

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • After watching that video I'm glad woodpeckers (except for those giant pileated woodpeckers and the maybe-present-maybe-extinct ivory-billed) are relatively wee little birds.

    Woodpecker vs. Snake

  • I took off for a swamp in Louisiana to stake out what I hoped would prove to be an ivory-billed woodpecker.

    Bringing Up Baby? Definitely

  • I realized too that I was more curious about who and what she was than about the rarest of birds which, in the case of the ivory-billed woodpecker, was probably extinct.

    Bringing Up Baby? Definitely

  • The mikko descended wooden stairs from his steep-roofed palace, its ridgepole adorned with sculptures of ivory-billed woodpeckers.

    Fire The Sky

  • Wind is a manifestation of Power, sent across the world by the four giant ivory-billed woodpeckers that live at the edges of the earth.

    Fire The Sky

  • Like, "Speaker Boehner is playing ivory-billed woodpecker with Americans' hopes and dreams" or something?

    COLBUFFPOST HILL - Boehner 0, HuffPost Hill 1

  • I've read bits and pieces about the extinction of ivory-billed woodpeckers, but never heard that ornithologists were partly to blame.

    The Race to Save the Lord God Bird (copy)

  • “Just, if you see an ivory-billed woodpecker, you want to be sure to get a picture.”

    Songs of Love & Death

  • But consider, if movies should go the way of the newspaper, the vinyl LP, and the ivory-billed woodpecker, then upon whom will we dump our toxic and voyeuristic love?

    Rambles at » Blog Archive » Toxic and proprietary fame


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