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Last seen: September 1, 1914

Family: Columbidae

Scientific name: Ectopistes migratorius

Eats: beechnuts, acorns, chestnuts, seeds, and berries

sculpture size:

sculpture scale: 1:1

Production material : High fired ceramics

Special notes : utilises metal legs moulded from family reference samples.

 

The passenger pigeon or wild pigeon is an extinct species of pigeon that was endemic to North America. With huge flocks that blocked out the sun now sadly gone and only found in educational institutes or privet collections. As extinctions go, the extinction of the passenger pigeon is truly a stupendous human achievement, unparalleled in recorded history.

Passenger pigeon (pair)