Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Ivory-billed or Pileated?

David Luneau's video from the Arkansas swamp has caused much controversy regarding whether it shows an ivory-billed woodpecker or a pileated woodpecker. Birders and ornithologists have divided into two camps - "believers" and "skeptics." What we need is an objective way to determine which is right. Well, what better way to settle a digital dispute than Google? (Ivory-billed in blue, pileated in red)

Hmm, looks like a tie. I guess the argument will have to continue.