|B L||W W||W||Family||Latin Name|
|19" 48.3cm||32" 81.3cm||20oz 567g||Picidae||Campephilus principalis (E)|
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker was the largest of the native woodpeckers seen in North America before it became extinct. Today, the largest is the Pileated Woodpecker, which is similar in size and has similar colours. At times, it has been confused with the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. The extinction of this large woodpecker was mainly caused by its lost of habitat by humans. The last known refuge for this woodpecker was on the island of Cuba.