Thursday, July 17, 2014

Classic Photo of Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The photo below was taken in the doomed Singer Tract in Louisiana by James Tanner in 1938. The photo shows an ivory-billed nestling as it rests on the shoulder of Tanner's friend, J.J. Kuhn. This is one of a series of photos taken by Tanner that day that are thought to be the only shots ever captured of a ivory-billed woodpecker nestling.

It is heartbreaking to think that this nestling was likely among the last of its kind.

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