[Tweeters] Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct?

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 11:16:52 PST 2017


Hello everyone,

Here's a write-up of the recently-published SCIENCE study of the genetics
of passenger pigeons. Although passenger pigeons were the victims of human
hunters, we still don’t understand precisely how a species can decline from
billions to none within a period of fifty years. Can genetics give us any
useful clues?


Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/11/24/why-did-the-passenger-pigeon-go-extinct/
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/y7p92b2f


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