Imperial Woodpecker Campephilus imperialis. Order: Piciformes; Family: Picidae; Monotypic; Authors needed Sections. Photos needed. Contribute. With an. The Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis) of Mexico—the largest woodpecker in the world—probably became extinct in the late 20th century, without. Criteria: D Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. This species has not been recorded with.

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Imperial woodpecker

If operating in groups of seven or eight individuals, the minimum campepgilus of old-growth forest for a group is 98 imperiwlis. Male has side of crown back to underside of crest and nape red, feathers with white bases; rest of head and neck, also upperparts, underparts and tail, black, with blue gloss on head, neck and upperparts, narrow white line down each side of mantle; upperwing black, coverts glossed blue, inner primaries tipped white, secondaries and tertials all white apart from black bases; underwing as above, but lesser and median coverts and primary coverts also white, with a few black spots or bars; very long bill chisel-tipped, culmen slightly curved, broad across nostrils, ivory-white to ivory-yellow; iris pale yellow; legs grey.

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. American bullfrog Lithobates caampephilus.

Rhein, film 3 http: Common redpoll Carduelis flammea. Frame-by-frame viewing is possible using a QuickTime player. BirdLife Conservation Series 5.

Recommended citation Winkler, H. To learn about climate change and the species that are affected, visit our climate change pages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The huge imperial woodpecker is predominantly black, with large white patches on each wing, and two narrow, white stripes extending up its upper back, giving the appearance of braces 2.


If you are able to help please contact: Rhein, film 4 http: Local reports indicated a few Imperial Woodpeckers may have survived into the early s, but the last confirmed record and only photographic documentation is from when William L.

The lack of good records from that time is apparently based more on lack of research than on actual rarity, but this seems to have changed radically only one decade later. This short news story is out-of-date, but it nicely captures how people feel about this iconic bird, by interviewing people from around the world who are or were searching for the ivory-billed woodpecker.

Film with frames to from Film 1, after stabilization of camera shake, showing a second climbing scene. It is distinguished from the closely related Ivory-billed Woodpecker C.

Film with frames to from Film 1, after stabilization of camera shake, showing a 9-second foraging scene. The genus Campephilus is essentially a tropical one, embracing 13 species, including the imperial woodpecker. These clips were filmed by William L. Extensive and prolonged searches within its former range often following up on anecdotal reports have failed to confirm the persistence of any individuals.

No reserve has ever been established with the aim of protecting this unique woodpecker, and it is now too late.

This film, which was donated by Ronald Thorpe to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithologywas released to the public a few days ago.

Apparent nest competitors are large parrots. Find out more Find out more about the imperial woodpecker and its conservation: Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: The imperial woodpecker is known from about museum specimens and a single amateur film from depicting one bird climbing, foraging and flying.

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. World Birdwatch 18 2: Researchers believe that their decline was also accelerated by active eradication campaigns conducted by logging interests, by over-hunting — for use in folk medicine, and because nestlings were considered a delicacy by the Tarahumara.


The habitat in which the imperial woodpecker was located was predominantly in coniferous forests terrain levels at 2, m. Ivory-billed woodpecker, Campephilus principalis Linnaeus, protonym, Picus principalisalso sometimes known as the ivorybill, the grail bird, the Lord God bird, or the good God bird.

Additionally, imperial woodpeckers are stunning birds, and as the species became increasingly rare, many were apparently shot by people who had never encountered such a bird, and wanted to get a closer look.

This is the only known photographic record of the species. Increasing effort in conservation biology is being devoted to the analysis of the extinction risk as well as the search for the rare, long unseen, species.

Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis) – BirdLife species factsheet

The female is similar, but her crest is all black and unlike the female ivorybill recurved at the top, lacking red. In pairs and in family groups of 3—4 birds, occasionally larger groups. Seems never to have been particularly common, with estimated maximum population of no more than c. Oxford University Press, New York.

BirdLife Conservation Series 4. This species is featured in: The imperial woodpecker was recorded throughout the Imperia,is Madre Occidental mountain range in Mexico 2 5. Order by newest oldest recommendations. This taxonomic family is nearly worldwide in occurrence; its early relatives having missed out on colonising Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, and Antarctica and of course are apparently unable to reach oceanic islands throughout the world.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and umperialis the code below. Often mistaken for the much larger ivory-billed woodpecker. BirdLife International27 October.