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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_pigeon

The passenger pigeon or wild pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct species of pigeon that was endemic to North America. Its common name is derived from the French word passager, meaning "passing by", due to the migratory habits of the species. The scientific name also refers to its migratory characteristics.

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Today the pigeon inspires artists and scientists alike. Sculptor Todd McGrain, creative director of the Lost Bird Project, has crafted enormous bronze memorials of five extinct birds; his passenger pigeon sits at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus, Ohio.

www.quora.com/When-did-carrier-pigeons-become-extinct

The “Pigeon Post” is likely the model for the owls in the Harry Potter books and the ravens in Game of Thrones. Carrier Pigeons are not extinct. I think you might be thinking of Passenger Pigeons. They were once the most abundant bird species in North America, numbering 3–5 billion.

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Carrier pigeons are actually domesticated rock pigeons and not extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has categorized rock pigeons in the "least concern" category. Rock pigeons are no longer used in any official capacity. Carrier pigeons can cover 99 miles in a round trip, carrying up to 2.5 ounces.

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The carrier pigeon is a domesticated rock pigeon (Columba livia) which is used to carry messages, while the passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) was a North American wild pigeon species that went extinct by 1914.

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Carrier pigeons were rock doves used to carry messages. You mean the passenger pigeon, that was a large dove that occured in North America, and was the most populous bird on earth, numbering in ...

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Carrier pigeon is a term used for homing pigeons who are employed to carry messages between their place of release and their home. People have been selectively breeding them for their homing ability, and harnessing it (literally) by using them as “carriers” for over a thousand years.

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A hundred years ago on Monday, a once-mighty species became extinct. At the Cincinnati Zoo, a passenger pigeon named Martha died at the age of 29. People coming to the zoo to see the last ...

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With training, pigeons can carry up to 75 g (2.5 oz) on their backs. The German apothecary Julius Neubronner used carrier pigeons to deliver urgent medication. In 1977 a similar carrier pigeon service was set up for the transport of laboratory specimens between two English hospitals.

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Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct? The Answer Might Lie In Their Toes : The Two-Way Billions of these birds once flew over North America, but the last known passenger pigeon died in 1914. To ...