In Brief: No real evidence of ivory-bill in Arkansas

Biologists and volunteers scouring the Mississippi River swamps in Arkansas admit they were unable to find conclusive evidence of the ivory-billed woodpecker.

The 6-month search cost $1 million. It was prompted by a brief videotape shot in 2004 at Cache River and White River national wildlife refuges in northeast Arkansas.

The Kansas City (Mo.) Star reports other ornithologists suspect the bird was actually the pileated woodpecker, which is closely related to the ivory-bill, which had been believed extinct in the area.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further

NASA experiment suggests need to dig deep for evidence of life on Mars

Citation: In Brief: No real evidence of ivory-bill in Arkansas (2006, May 19) retrieved 26 September 2022 from
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.

Feedback to editors