Hayashi and Toda, Passenger Pigeon, (Ectopistes migratorius), From: Orthogenetic Evolution in the Pigeons, 1920

Hayashi and Toda, Passenger Pigeon, (Ectopistes migratorius), From: Orthogenetic Evolution in the Pigeons, 1920

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Passenger Pigeon - The species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world during the 19th century to extinction early in the 20th century.  The world's last Passenger Pigeon, died on September 1, 1914.

Passenger Pigeon - The species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world during the 19th century to extinction early in the 20th century. The world's last Passenger Pigeon, died on September 1, 1914.

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Martha, the last passenger pigeon. She died Sept 1, 1914, marking the 100th anniversary of the extinction.

Martha, the last passenger pigeon. She died Sept 1, 1914, marking the 100th anniversary of the extinction.

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The Passenger Pigeon is now extinct  (painting by  John James Audubon) Lost forever.We must protect our wildlife.

The Passenger Pigeon is now extinct (painting by John James Audubon) Lost forever.We must protect our wildlife.

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Girl with Passenger Pigeon. The extinction of the Passenger Pigeon had two major causes: commercial exploitation of pigeon meat on a massive scale and loss of habitat. Another significant reason for its extinction was deforestation.

Girl with Passenger Pigeon. The extinction of the Passenger Pigeon had two major causes: commercial exploitation of pigeon meat on a massive scale and loss of habitat. Another significant reason for its extinction was deforestation.

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And Then There Were None ( the sad tale of the Passenger Pigeon)  fabric by ceanirminger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

And Then There Were None ( the sad tale of the Passenger Pigeon) fabric by ceanirminger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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Extinct bird species: Passenger Pigeon. The Passenger Pigeon was a very social bird that lived in large flocks. By the early 20th century, the passenger pigeon died out completely due to hunting and destruction of natural forest habitat

Extinct bird species: Passenger Pigeon. The Passenger Pigeon was a very social bird that lived in large flocks. By the early 20th century, the passenger pigeon died out completely due to hunting and destruction of natural forest habitat

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