Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Dryobates borealis) looking for food in layers of pine bark where scorpions, spiders and other tasty morsels reside. Footage shot at Goethe state forest in north central Florida. (Getty Images
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The red-cockaded woodpecker, a bird declared endangered in 1970 and surviving today in 11 states' scattered longleaf pine forests, has recovered enough to relax its federal protection, officials said Friday. But not all wildlife advocates agree.