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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PPROTECTION STATUS: Extinct

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: Never

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: None

THREATS: Habitat destruction, hunting

POPULATION TREND: This bird numbered an estimated 4 billion in the 19th century; the last known bird — a captive pigeon named Martha — died on September 1, 1914.


Passenger pigeon photo by Enno Meyer