todaysbird:

this is martha, the last passenger pigeon. passenger pigeons were once incredibly numerous, living in flocks so large they could cover the view of the sky. over-hunting and habitat loss gradually made the pigeon’s population decline, until there were only captive birds left. martha was the last known living passenger pigeon, and her death in the cincinnati zoo on september 1st, 1914 marked the official extinction of the species.

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