This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Artwork of the extinct passenger pigeon

Artwork of the extinct passenger pigeon

Z960/0021

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

GEORGE BERNARD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GEORGE BERNARD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Passenger pigeon. Artwork of the extinct passenger pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius. This was a species with well-developed social tendencies. Millions of these birds roamed the great eastern forests of North America feeding on beech-nuts, acorns, and cultivated grains. Their flocks were so large that they were claimed to darken the sky. Hunters found them easy prey and an almost endless supply of meat, feathers and fat. From about 1850 large numbers of shot pigeons were transported to America's growing cities. Each female passenger pigeon laid only one egg a year. Their numbers were in sharp decline by the 1880s and by September 1914 they were extinct.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}