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Thursday, February 23, 2006

 

-- White Pileated In Big Woods --

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As if the waters weren't muddy enough (metaphorically speaking) Cornell has documented a mostly whitish (leucistic) Pileated Woodpecker at the White River Refuge in AR. as well as at least one other PIWO with additional white on a wing as had been reported earlier.

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/ivory/field/from_field_html/whitePIWO

Worth reading for both the pictures and interesting commentary. While these birds don't look anything like an Ivory-bill they will certainly open the question among skeptics of whether there might exist a sibling or offspring (among the MANY Big Woods' PIWOs) that is marked in a more IBWO-like manner.
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This bird shown on the Cornell site would make me do a double-take if I saw it from a distance!
 
I too would also do a double take on seeing such an unusual bird. That being said, there is nothing about this bird that I would mistake for an Ivory-bill.
 
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