Ectopistes


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Since the theme this month is biodiversity, it seems appropriate to discuss how humans have negatively impacted pigeon diversity, and the most infamous case of this is the extinction of the passenger pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius.
6) The plight of the now-extinct Ectopistes migratorius, or passenger pigeon, is illustrative.
montanus (Linnaeus), I R Eurasian tree sparrow Extirpated: Campephilus principalis S (Linnaeus), ivory-billed woodpecker Conuropsis carolinensis I (Linnaeus), Carolina parakeet Ectopistes migratorius I (Linnaeus), passenger pigeon Grus americana (Linnaeus), N whooping crane Numenius borealis (Forster), I eskimo curlew Perdix perdix (Linnaeus), gray N partridge Tympanuchus cupido (Linnaeus), NW greater prairie-chicken Vermivora bachmanii (Audubon), S Bachman's warbler Season CLASS AVES Order Gaviiformes (loons) Family Gaviidae (loons) Gavia adamsii (Gray), yellow- A billed loon G.
If I could have transported myself back in time, my hunger for ornithology would have been fed by flocks of Ectopistes migratorius--passenger pigeons--instead of starlings.
The birds were strong fliers, and it was precisely because they flew such long distances that they were named passenger pigeons, or Ectopistes migratorius by scientists.