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Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Ivory-billed Woodpecker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Campephilus
Species: principalis
Binomial name
Campephilus principalis

Ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) is a member of the woodpecker family Piciformes.

This 50 centimeter long bird is officially listed as "Endangered", although the last positive sighting was in Cuba in 1987. The reason for its decline is probably loss of habitat.

It preferred old forests and cypress swamps. It fed mainly on wood-boring insects, but also ate seeds, fruit and other insects.

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