Arguing that the ivory-billed woodpecker has not gone extinct, a research group have released a drone video that, they contend, shows the creature in flight. The intriguing footage was reportedly captured in 2021 and released last week by the organization Project Principalis, which is comprised of several experts who have been working alongside Pittsburgh's National Aviary in a years-long effort to prove that the bird still exists in some remote parts of the American southeast. The group's co-founder, Mark Michaels, submitted the video to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month in response to the department's call for public comments regarding the possible extinction of the creature which was last seen in 1944.
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