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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Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. Human persecution and the logging of large pines for timber and of dead trees for pulp were likely principal factors in the extinction process of the Canpephilus Woodpecker.

Clutch generally 2 eggs 1—4. Campephiljs, 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.

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Gould, Red List Category. Rarely mistaken as extant. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

Imperial woodpecker habitat The imperial woodpecker prefers large areas of continuous, open pine forest at elevations above 2, metres. The New York Times. All three species are placed into Picidae, the woodpeckers, piculets and wrynecks.

Often reported in small groups, it occurred in northwestern Mexico in open, old-growth pine-oak forests from 1, m elevation and up mostly 2, m and upin flat or lightly undulating table lands that were easily logged.

It has been hunted for sport, food and for medicinal purposes over a long period of time, and feathers and bills were reportedly used in rituals by Tepheuana and Huichol tribes in the south of Durango. Impperialis Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology: Which species are on the road to recovery? The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has released a film of the woodpecker, recorded in Mexico in Pacific Coast Avifauna 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.


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The film documents climbing strides, launches, flights,and foraging of one female Imperial Woodpecker. The young man in a red shirt at impreialis Last but not least, czmpephilus is the only known footage of a living imperial woodpecker, an adult female, filmed in Mexico in by William Rhein.

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 campepnilus, 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.

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In the past, the imperial woodpecker could be found in groups of up to 20 individuals, although it typically occurred in groups of between 4 and 8 2. Can you tell me what these shared traits are? Recommended citation for factsheets for more campepgilus one species: A sample of 4 campephlus and 46 seconds of film by William L. The vocalisations of the imperial woodpecker have been reported as cackling notes and toy trumpet-like calls 2 3.

It is distinguished from the closely related Ivory-billed Woodpecker C. There are a handful of more recent, unconfirmed sightings, [6] the most recent of which closely followed campehilus publication of the purported rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker. The imperial woodpecker is known from about museum specimens and a single amateur film from depicting one bird climbing, foraging and flying.

Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis) – BirdLife species factsheet

Don Gorney arkive wildscreen. In Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidentalthere are major marijuana and poppy-growing regions that are patrolled by armed guards.


The availability of this footage was my primary motivation to show you these three species as mystery birds:. Occasional clinging upside-down, and foraging on underside of branches. Inthe area was oldgrowth forest with abundant large and dead trees.

The juvenile imperial woodpecker is browner than the adults 2. Pine trees with large DBH are in view at 3: Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Rhein, film 2 http: Following landmarks documented during the expedition, we identified and surveyed the film site in MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Owing to its close taxonomic relationship, and a similarity in appearance, to the ivory-billed woodpeckerit is sometimes called the Mexican ivorybillbut this name is also used for the pale-billed woodpecker. Habitat Found in oak-pine Quercus – Pinus forest belt of mountains, in extensive park-like stands of large pines Pinus containing many dead trees. None detected in during a targeted search in the region of the encounter; interviews with locals suggested that the species disappeared a few years after the sighting R.

It is thought that the juveniles remain with the adults until at least the next nesting season 6. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Campephilus imperialis.