The Ivory-billed Woodpecker in The World’s Rarest Birds

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Many of the birds featured in The World’s Rarest Birds are, well, simply too rare to photograph. To get around this unfortunate reality, the authors commissioned over 75 life-like paintings from Polish artist Tomasz Cofta, including this magical portrait of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. There is tremendous disagreement about whether this bird still exists in the wild or not, but we can all agree on the sheer beauty of this painting.