April 28, 2005

Not gunshots this time

A few years ago, I read about researchers setting up tape recorders in Southern forests to attempt to capture the signature double-rap of the ivory-billed woodpecker, thought to be possibly extinct.

They thought they had heard the woodpecker, but then further sonic analysis led them to conclude that they had recorded far-off gunshots instead.

Not this time. The birds have been found in Arkansas.

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