Friday, March 29, 2013

Passenger Pigeon

Some cool pigeons images:

Passenger Pigeon

Image by cotinis
Specimen of a male Passenger Pigeon on display at the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Science Center near Gatlinburg.
I found, I think, documentation of this specimen here (scroll down). I forgot to write down the details of the specimen at the time, but the details on that web page look to be correct, so I will quote them here:
"Captured near Nashville in 1856, it is the only specimen of the extinct bird left in Tennessee….This bird was donated to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1987 by the family of Knoxville ornithologist H.P. Ijams"


Pigeon photographe

Image by gelinh
Pigeon photographe

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