Brinkley Not Fazed by Doubters of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Brinkley Not Fazed by Doubters of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

MARCH 17, 2006 - Posted at 7:38 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A new article that disputes whether the ivory-billed woodpecker lives in the swamps of eastern Arkansas didn't come as a surprise to the residents and scientists devoted to the bird.

In an issue of the Journal of Science published today, a set of researchers argue that a bird videotaped in 2004 by David Luneau of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was probably a common pileated woodpecker.

The article research team says the quality of the video is not good enough to clearly see the white stripes on the bird's back that would mark it as ivory-billed, and the large amounts of white seen while it is flying can be accounted for by the underside of the wings of a pileated woodpecker.

Jay Harrod, a spokesman for the Nature Conservancy of Arkansas, said peer reviews and debates are part of the scientific process.  Harrod says the paper hasn't dampened any efforts to keep searching for the bird.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:25:19 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:48:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

  • Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:26:48 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:05:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

  • Dollar General store destroyed by Friday fire

    Dollar General store destroyed by Friday fire

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:35:05 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-06-23 18:47:09 GMT

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

Powered by Frankly