Saturday, December 27, 2014

Fact of the Day: Departed Pigeon

When Europeans first arrived in North America, one of the most abundant birds was the passenger pigeon. However loss of habitat and hunting led to the bird's demise especially in the 19th century. The last known passenger pigeon, Martha died in a zoo in 1914. 

16 comments:

  1. This is fascinating. Thanks so much for sharing, Adam.

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  2. They are so dirty these birds! I don´t like them at all. Kisses:)

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  3. Awww...too bad. I love birds of a feather because they always "flock together." A lesson humans could learn.

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  4. Wow! Interesting how different life was back then, even the birds!

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  5. Poor Pigeons, hunted, and put in a ZOO.

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  6. That I didn't know. But now I do. ;)

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  7. And to think there were once millions of them.

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  8. So sad when they are no longer here due to the stupidity of humans.

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  9. I'm sad for Martha, but we sure have the regular pigeons is great abundance!

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