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Category: Birds

Martha, the last passenger pigeon, being prepared for display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. (Credit: Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History)

The Last Days of the Passenger Pigeon, 100 Years Ago

It took only a century for the passenger pigeon to go from North America’s most abundant bird species to extinction.

Passenger Pigeon

The Revival of the Passenger Pigeon?

More than 100 years after passenger pigeons disappeared from the wild, scientists believe they can recreate the species through a painstaking, controversial “de-extinction” process.

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Dinosaur Egg Study Suggests New Evolutionary Link With Birds

A new study of fossilized dinosaur eggs provides evidence of similarities between the nesting behaviors of dinosaurs and their closest living relatives – birds.

Four-Winged Birds

Did Four-Winged Birds and Dinos Fly the Ancient Skies?

Researchers believe the very first birds inherited a four-wing configuration from their dinosaur ancestors.