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Written by: Jim Beard
Monday October 5, 2015

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker is a federally endangered species whose northernmost range is southeastern Virginia. There is currently only one colony of this rare bird in Virginia. Now biologists from several private, state and federal agencies, including the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries are preparing to transplant several pairs of young birds to a specially prepared colony site in the Great Dismal Swamp. Follow the link for the whole story.

Male Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.  Photo retrieved at

Male Red-cockaded Woodpecker
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