Passenger Pigeon

Ectopistes migratorius
Passenger Pigeon specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Extinct. Formerly abundant migrant. The two specimens shown here were obtained at the old Washington Market on February 29, 1860. Destruction of habitat and over-hunting contributed to the extinction of this species.

Specimen Information

The male is on the upper branch and the female is on the lower branch.
Date:  2/29/1860
Collected By:  C Drexler
Locality:  Washington Market
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  17046
 
Date:  2/29/1860
Collected By:  C Drexler
Locality:  Washington Market
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  17047