Campephilus principalis


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Related to Campephilus principalis: Ivory Billed Woodpecker
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Noun1.Campephilus principalis - large black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory billCampephilus principalis - large black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory bill; nearly extinct
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
Campephilus, genus Campephilus - a genus of Picidae
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And a professor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock came up with a brief video that helped convince experts from the renowned Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology that at least one male Campephilus principalis survived six decades after its last reliable sighting in the United States.
Next I'd see the sudden rush of black and white wings past me, and I'd know immediately that this was Campephilus principalis, what legions of other birdwatchers had been unable to find, and I'd weep with joy.
Now it has been seen again, officially Campephilus principalis but more graphically the "Lord God" woodpecker, on account of its awesome appearance.