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Passenger Pigeon

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This photo, taken in 1914, shows Martha, the last surviving Passenger Pigeon, which died later that year. There are several photos of these birds in colour, but only the ones that have fallen into the hands of taxidermists. This is probably the last picture of a live specimen.

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Original B&W photo.

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One response

  1. The Editors of Garden Variety

    What a beauty!

    Like

    January 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm

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