The Scarlet-cheeked Woodpecker was a species of woodpecker native to the continent of Atlantis. It was closely related to the ivory-billed and imperial woodpeckers of Terranova. The scarlet-cheeked was approximately the size of a raven with the males having a scarlet crest along with its cheeks while the female had a black crest.[1]

During John Audubon's 1843 excursion to Atlantis, he shot a female woodpecker specimen. This he preserved after doing a marvelous sketch which formed a basis for his fine painting in an update of his Birds and Viviparous Quadrupeds of Northern Terranova and Atlantis.[2]


  1. See e.g.: Atlantis and Other Places, pg. 29, HC.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 29-34.

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