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Passenger Pigeon

Tourte voyageuse

Ectopistes migratorius

Birds of North America
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Images of the extinct Passenger Pigeon are courtesy of North Museum of Natural History & Science in Lancaster & the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and the Ontario Provincial Park visitor's centre at Point Pelee, Leamington, Ontario, Canada.

B L W W W Family Latin Name
16" 40.6cm 18" 45.7cm 12oz 340g Columbidae Ectopistes migratorius (E)

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Passenger Pigeon range

The Passenger Pigeon was once seen by the billions, some say the population was between 3 and 5 billion birds. They were the most common bird seen in North America. This pigeon became extinct at the start of the 20th century, due to the relentless killing of them. Today, the only reminders we have left of them are the mounted specimens that are on display in museums. These pigeons were reported once seen in Cuba.

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