Robots join hunt for 'extinct' US woodpecker

Subject: Robots join hunt for 'extinct' US woodpecker
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 10:00:25 +1100
On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 08:19:11PM +1100, Alastair Smith wrote:
> Perhaps this is what we need to help solve the fig-parrot saga.

I've a similar project to build a system that can automatically photograph
birds or other animals.  There are no robotics involved - the intention is
to capture images not video so its not a good way of detecting overflying
Fig-parrots or IBWPs. There is a brief description here:
with a few images from a trial run at Idalia NP here:
Unfortunately recent rains meant nothing was coming to drink.


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