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

The Passenger Pigeon was once the most populous bird on the planet, swarming in flocks of millions. Humans hunted them to extinction by 1914 but could we bring them back?

Five American Birds that have gone Extinct in the Past 100 Years

Passenger pigeons were killed and went extinct in the Living in herds of the billions

Passenger Pigeon - The species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world during the 19th century to extinction early in the 20th century.  The world's last Passenger Pigeon, died on September 1, 1914.

Extinct 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

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

The 15 Most Beautiful and Amazing Extinct Animals

Passenger Pigeons: Native to N. America, flocks of birds at one time were so…

Why the passenger pigeon became extinct.

The Birds

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.

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

And Then There Were None ( the sad tale of the Passenger Pigeon)  fabric by ceanirminger on Spoonflower - custom fabric

And Then There Were None ( the sad tale of the Passenger Pigeon) fabric by ceanirminger for sale on Spoonflower - custom fabric, wallpaper and wall decals

From Billions to None - Passenger Pigeon Project

From Billions to None - Passenger Pigeon film project

TANIA SANHUEZA - Passenger Pigeon of Olde.

TANIA SANHUEZA - Passenger Pigeon of Olde.

Passenger Pigeon, ectopistes migratoria      ...

Passenger Pigeon, ectopistes migratoria ...

The Passenger Pigeon is now extinct  (painting by  John James Audubon) Lost forever.We must protect our wildlife.

John James Audubon Passenger Pigeon art painting for sale; Shop your favorite John James Audubon Passenger Pigeon painting on canvas or frame at discount price.

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