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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. The morphologically similar mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) was long thou...

www.audubon.org/.../why-passenger-pigeon-went-extinct

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.forbes.com/.../24/why-did-the-passenger-pigeon-go-extinct

As extinctions go, the extinction of the passenger pigeon is truly a stupendous human achievement, unparalleled in recorded history: thanks to our penchant for relentless killing combined with ...

www.britannica.com/animal/passenger-pigeon

Passenger pigeon, (Ectopistes migratorius), migratory bird hunted to extinction by man. Billions of these birds inhabited eastern North America in the early 1800s; migrating flocks darkened the skies for days. As settlers pressed westward, however, passenger pigeons were slaughtered by the million yearly and shipped by railway carloads for sale in city markets.

reviverestore.org/passenger-pigeon-de-extinction

Passenger pigeon de-extinction aims to re-establish the ecological role of the species by introducing passenger pigeon traits into band-tailed pigeons. This is an iterative process that begins with identifying candidate passenger pigeon gene variants to edit into the genome of the band-tailed pigeon.

reviverestore.org/about-the-passenger-pigeon

The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback began in 2012 with a central paradigm: de-extinction needed a model candidate. The goal of de-extinction for us, quite literally is revive and restore, and so the pilot project needed to be one that would have a chance of successfully returning the species to the wild.. We hypothesized the Passenger Pigeon could be a model de-extinction project.

www.si.edu/spotlight/passenger-pigeon

The extinction of the passenger pigeon is a poignant example of what happens when the interests of man clash with the interests of nature. It is believed that this species once constituted 25 to 40 per cent of the total bird population of the United States.

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140831-passenger...

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 ...

www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/16/564597936/why...

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 ...

www.bagheera.com/inthewild/ext_pigeon.htm

THE PASSENGER PIGEON EXTINCT. How could the passenger pigeon be extinct when it was the most abundant bird species on Earth no so long ago?. It is almost impossible to imagine that the passenger pigeons’ population, which in the early 1800’s contained more individuals than all other North American birds combined, was reduced to just one individual, Martha, who died in captivity at the ...