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Ivory billed Woodpecker update, June, 2009.


1. A museum specimen somewhere. The distance from the entrance to the nest to the actual clutch is some 24 inches. That is a lot of pecking! Woodpeckers have a muscle in their skull, the hyoid muscle, that acts as a shock absorber.
2. When I first saw this image I thought that it was a photo. It actually is a drawing or a painting, and a good one at that.
3. Jack Kuhn, a local game warden who acted as a guide for James Tanner, with a living juvenile on his upper arm. Circa 1937.