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Researchers see rare ivory-billed woodpecker in Florida swamps, but fail to get photographs

Updated: September 27, 2006, 6:41 PM ET
By Melissa Nelson | Associated Press — Sept. 27, 2006

PENSACOLA, Fla. — After spending months in remote northwest Florida swamps searching for the ivory-billed woodpecker, researchers say they have seen and heard the rare bird once believed to be extinct.

But Auburn University ornithologists, who published their findings in Canada's Avian Conservation and Ecology journal online Tuesday, failed to capture a picture of the large woodpecker, which makes a distinct double rapping sound.

That lack of evidence means doubt about the bird's ...

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