Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon

Time will come to a standstill today to mark 100 years since the death of the last passenger pigeon and the extinction of what was once the world’s most abundant bird. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died in Cincinnati Zoo in America, on September 1

Martha The Last Passenger Pigeon 1914.

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

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.

Passenger Pigeon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Egg of Passenger Pigeon. Collection of James Bond /Jacques Perrin de Brichambaut. This photograph is published in Audubon Magazine May-June 2014

Did You Know? The Passenger Pigeon was the most numerous wild bird ever to have lived on earth. The estimated population in the 1700's was 3 billion! The last one died in captivity in 1914.  We may not have any Passenger Pigeons but we do have more than 10 species of pigeon and dove in our collection. Come down and meet them all soon.  #umgeniriverbirdpark #umgenibirdpark #birds #birdsofinstagram #pigeon #durban #facts #trivia #nature #kzn

Did You Know? The Passenger Pigeon was the most numerous wild bird ever to have lived on earth. The estimated population in the 1700's was 3 billion! The last one died in captivity in 1914. We may not have any Passenger Pigeons but we do have more than 10 species of pigeon and dove in our collection. Come down and meet them all soon. #umgeniriverbirdpark #umgenibirdpark #birds #birdsofinstagram #pigeon #durban #facts #trivia #nature #kzn

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Passenger Pigeon website.  Educational materials, memoirs, poems, video.

Passenger Pigeon website. Educational materials, memoirs, poems, video.

The passenger pigeon, one of hundreds of species of extinct birds, was hunted to extinction over the course of a few decades

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

From Billions to None - Passenger Pigeon Project

From Billions to None - Passenger Pigeon film project

The last passenger pigeon, Martha.  Died in captivity in 1914.  Once the most abundant bird in the world, passenger pigeons were knowingly hunted to extinction by American settlers.

Passenger pigeon was found in North America it got extinct because it was cheap source of food especially for poors and slaves. The last pigeon named Martha died alone at Cincinnati zoo Ohio in 1914 about 100 years ago:(

Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic—And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back  The 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, last of her kind, finds biologists dreaming of preventing or reversing extinctions.

Passenger pigeons (Ectopistes migratorius) once blanketed the skies of eastern North America, but hunting and deforestation brought them to extinction 100 years ago. Martha, the last one, died at the Cincinnati Zoo in

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Approximately 8 in diameter, plate features John James Audubon Passenger Pigeon . Made by Bareuther, Waldsas

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