Ivory Billed Woodpecker

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The bills of these Birds are much valued by the Cannola Indians, who made Coronets of 'em for their Princes and great warriors, by fixing them round a Wreath, with their points outward. The Northern Indians having none of these birds in their cold country, purchase them of the Southern People at the price of two, and sometimes three, Buck-skins a Bill.

- Catesby, Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. 1731.

News Flash!

After 60 years of thinking the Ivory-billed Woodpecker was extinct, it was discovered in eastern Arkansas in February of 2004. See more details below.