Male Passenger Pigeon - Alexandra Wong
United States of America/ Italy
Male Passenger Pigeon
Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)
The passenger pigeon (pictured with the musical composition of the male's vocalization and skeleton) is an extinct species of migratory pigeon from North America.
Traditionally, it was hunted by the indigenous tribes of North America, however, after European colonization the passenger pigeon was perused with less digression and on a larger, and more rapid scale. By the mid 19th century, the pigeon's numbers were noticeably dwindling, and by March 12, 1901 the last sighting of a wild passenger pigeon was reported in Illinois.
Watercolor and digital
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