Ivory Billed Woodpecker

From Leen Salloum to E.L.L English

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Campephilus principalis

Ivory-billed woodpeckers (Campephilus principalis)

Description

The Ivory Billed Woodpecker is the largest North American woodpecker, with a black body that measures 20-22 in (50-56 cm)in length. It has large, white patches on the underwings, which are prominent during flight, and white lines on the sides of the neck.



Males have a large, bright-red crest on the top of their head, while females have a black crest.

Habitat

The ivory-billed woodpecker's habitat in the southeastern United States it consists of older, hardwood-dominated and cypress forest, and also of pinewoods and second growth forest

Behavior

It is believed that ivory billed woodpecker pokes on the woods.



The female lays a clutch of two to four eggs that are incubated for about 20 days by both the male and the female. Both parents also feed the young until they fledge about 35 days after hatching.

Diet

Ivory billed woodpecker is an omnivor it eats beetles grubs, crickets, flies, spiders and vegetables matters

Status

Ivory billed woodpecker is extinct , in 1999 a student in Louisiana/Mississippi maybe saw the last ivory billed woodpecker :(

what can we done to save it

we are so late ivory billed woodpecker has been extinct for 16 years

Interesting Facts

1: woodpeckers were made in the 1940.

2:(Campephilus principalis) is one of the rarest birds in the world.