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Why the Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct. And whether it can, and should, be brought back to life a century after it disappeared.

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Extinction: The Story of the Passenger Pigeon

Passenger Pigeon - Facts and Pictures
We hope, through the RBPC to band together those fanciers for their common good, to promote their favorite breeds of pigeons, and to prevent them from passing from existence, like the Passenger Pigeon, which is our club logo, though not the same species.

Passenger pigeon - New World Encyclopedia

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The passenger pigeon was similar in appearance to the domestic pigeon or rock dove (Columba livia) and larger than a mourning dove (Zenaida macroura). It differed from domestic pigeons in having a more graceful, streamlined body and a longer tail. Males were about 16 ½ inches in length while females were 15 inches long. Males were blue-gray above with a pinkish belly while females had more brown above and white on the belly.

 

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Can we bring the extinct passenger pigeon back to life? These scientists have a plan.
The passenger pigeon is in some ways North America’s most well-known extinct bird – it went from being one of the world’s most numerous birds to being extinct in just over 100 years. It was famous for its enormous flocks of hundreds of millions of birds. Some flocks which were observed in migration were said to be over a mile in width and about 300 miles long, taking 14 hours to pass overhead.

passenger pigeon - National Geographic News
The passenger pigeon was once one of the most abundant birds in the United States, with some estimates of 3 to 5 billion birds at the time that Europeans began to colonize the Americas. They lived throughout the United States and southern Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains, and would migrate as far south as Mexico and Cuba in the winter.


Insights Into The Extinction Of The Passenger Pigeon : …

This species, like the passenger pigeon, travelled in large flocks. It probably required a large flock size in order to persist; to avoid predators and breed successfully. Once their flocks dwindled to low numbers, their extinction became unavoidable.

Why did passenger pigeons go extinct

By the 1890’s only about 250,000 birds remained and they were within a single flock. Unregulated hunting wiped-out the last wild birds and by 1914, only one passenger pigeon remained, at the Cincinnati Zoo. It is thought that this species may have required large flocks to successfully reproduce and that once their large flocks had dwindled, their eventual extinction was guaranteed.