The colors, the action, the detail on the bird’s head. There are many reasons we picked this shot as our Nature Photo of the Week. Thanks to Flickr user snooker2009 for submitting it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Great picture!

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  1. hi,im new to this ,but i hope someone reads this,i fish alot and i know alot of aniamals i see,one is and i did not know they were suppose to be gone ,but i see the ivory bill woodpecker a lot when i fish ,i have always called it the wood pecker hen its so big,and the way it hammers the tree the loud noise it makes,i know what i see and it is alive and well,

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