Deep in the what’s left of the swampy forests in Arkansas, a majestic bird might still be there. It was discovered then disappeared mysteriously. It feed on insect larvae, and had a beautiful ivory like bill, which it was named after. This mystical creature is called the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, a bird so rare it might not even exist anymore. Beetle larva is the primary food source of the Ivory-bill. However, insects only make up about half the diet; in addition, ivory-billed woodpeckers eat berries, nuts and seeds, including cherries, southern magnolia fruits and seeds, pecan nuts, hickory nuts, poison ivy seeds, grapes, persimmons, hackberries, and possibly acorns. Additionally, The bird uses its enormous bill to hammer, wedge, and peel the bark off dead trees to find the insects. Furthermore, these birds need about 9.7 sq miles per to find enough food to feed their young and themselves. Also, the more common Pileated woodpecker may compete for food with this species. In conclusion, I believe that the Ivory-bill has a big variety in their diets. The diet of the Ivory-bill is not the only feture that the Ivory-bill has that is quite interesting. The birds’ body also has interest many people. The bird is shiny blue-black with white markings on its neck and back and white on the edge of the underwing. Averaging about 20 inches in length, it is frequently mistaken for the smaller but similarly marked pileated woodpecker. But can distinguish the two by the location of the white wing feathers: the full-width white patch in the ivory-bill’s trailing wing feathers, when seen from above, folds to form a white “saddle” on its back when the bird is perched. Males have a scarlet crest, the female’s crest is black. Ivory-bills also have a very interesting feature about their bills. Their bills flattened at the tips, shaped much like a wood chisel. In conclusion, the Ivory-bills body really is interesting and different than most birds. Not only has the body of the Ivory-bill is peculiar but how much their habitat has changed. The habitat of the ivory bill has over time gotten smaller, and smaller. The original habitat of the ivory-bill once ranged from east Texas to North Carolina, from southern Illinois through Florida, and south to Cuba. In the United States it dwelled primarily among swampy bottomland hardwood forests, preferring wilderness and the deep cover of old-growth woods. Destruction of its forest habitat caused severe population declines in the 1800s, and only a handful of birds remained into the 20th century. It was thought to have gone extinct in the middle of the twentieth century. The bird was rediscovered in the “Big Woods” region of eastern Arkansas in 2005, but has proven difficult to relocate since then. In conclusion, the habitat of the ivory-bill was once very brod to now something really small. In Conclusion, I believe that the Ivory-billed woodpecker truly is a beautiful mystery. It’s diet seems like most bird’s, but has a few interesting features on how it gets it. It’s appearance really is a stunning sight with many interesting details that you would not find on almost about any bird. And seeing how this bird’s habitat has changed so drastically, makes me wonder why it had to happen. I hope that you have found this amazing creature a wonder you would want save.