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Thursday, February 23, 2006


-- White Pileated In Big Woods --

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.


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.

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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