Ivory Billed and Pileated Woodpecker Specimens Side by Side

In December 2011, I had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes view of the bird collection at the Smithsonian, and do some direct comparisons of Pileated vs. Ivory Billed Woodpecker characteristics. After visiting the security office and getting badged we made our way to the storage area where literally thousands of bird specimens… Continue reading Ivory Billed and Pileated Woodpecker Specimens Side by Side