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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 was due commercial exploitation of pigeon meat on a massive scale & deforestation.

John A. Ruthven Shows and Events

Region honors artist Ruthven as he salutes passenger pigeons

passenger pigeon - "Passenger Pigeon Net, St. Anne's, Lower Canada" watercolor by James Pattison Cockburn, 1829

Anne's, Lower Canada" watercolor by James Pattison Cockburn, 1829

Our @Sal Niner reviews the "Fold the Flock - The Passenger Pigeon Origami Project" website, in the January-February-March 2014 issue!

2014 is the yr after Passenger Pigeon extinction. Fold some in memory of a lovely bird and learn more about their history.

Passenger pigeon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Photography of a live Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) chick.

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) - Study Skins. Extinct Circa 1914.

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) - Study Skins. Extinct Circa 1914.

Passenger Pigeon, extinct in 1914 because we killed them all off.  Before that, these pigeons were more common than any bird we see today: "The air was literally filled with Pigeons; the light of noon-day was obscured as by an eclipse; the dung fell in spots, not unlike melting flakes of snow; and the continued buzz of wings had a tendency to lull my senses to repose."

Passenger Pigeon, extinct in 1914 because we killed them all off. Before that, these pigeons were more common than any bird we see today. Tis a shame that they're gone.

Saving Our Birds

Saving Our Birds

Monument to passenger pigeons near Hanover.

Monument to passenger pigeons near Hanover

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