Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Extinct - the Liverpool Pigeon

Another blog post, another extinct bird from the Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition from last autumn.

Today it's the turn of the Liverpool Pigeon...

Also known as the Spotted Green Pigeon, this bird is rather a mystery.  It is known only from the one surviving specimen in Liverpool, but no record remains of where the bird came from and it bears no strong resemblance to any living bird today.  It seems so very sad that not only has this bird vanished from the face of the planet, but that we really have no clear idea of where it came from in the first place.

(Apologies again for the poor photo quality - my work looked much better in real life I promise!!)

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