Photo: "Elvis" Woodpecker Could Rebound Near Florida River, Expert Says



A female (top) and male ivory-billed woodpecker perch on a tree in this painting from the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America published in 2002.

Recent sightings have many birders hopeful that the purportedly extinct bird might still survive in the southeastern U.S. Now experts are calling for more habitat protection—including safeguarding the forests around Florida's Suwannee River—to ensure the species has room to rebound.

Illustration © NGS


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