The third largest woodpecker in the world, the Ivory-billed inhabited old-growth Southeastern forests. Destruction of its forest territory caused severe population declines in the 1800’s, and only a handful of birds remained into the 20th century. Thought to be extinct for over 60 years, researchers now have evidence that it may be living in the “Big Woods” of eastern Arkansas. Bills of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker were used as decorations by native Americans and a thriving trade in them existed across much of North America.
1.375" Hard enamel pin; black metal.