Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius (Linnaeus, 1766)Extinct    Synonyms: PAPI, Wild Pigeon.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Columbiformes   >   Family Columbidae   >   Genus Ectopistes   


Formerly the most abundant bird species in North America, its loss should be a perpetual reminder of mankind's ability to cause drastic change to the natural world--even over 100 years ago. Following massive declines in the late 1800s, the last individual died in the Cincinnati Zoo on 9/1/1914.

There are 11 records in the project database.

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A Passenger Pigeon specimen at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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