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About This Object

Our Passenger Pigeons came from the natural history collection of Mr Samuel Prout Newcombe, whose collection was eventually transferred to the Horniman in 1905. We do not know exactly when and where the pigeons were collected. However, the taxidermy mounts probably formed part of the Prout Newcombe collection that first went on public display in 1894, some time before the Passenger Pigeons were declared extinct.

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Taxidermy mount of extinct male Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius).


Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)
Natural History

1 item (description level: whole)

Broad category
Natural History: Zoology, Birds
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  Ectopistes migratorius
scientific name:  Ectopistes migratorius
latin name (Horniman Zoological):  Ectopistes migratorius
catalogue title:  Passenger Pigeon
common name:  Passenger Pigeon
common name:  passenger pigeon

Place collected
North America, Americas
Additional place collected information
collected:  North America 
Date collected
before 1934
Additional date information
date collected:  before 1934 

Specimen form
taxidermy mount
Additional specimen form information
material: taxidermy mount (overall)

S. Prout Newcombe Collection

Related subjects
material:    taxidermy mount 

Record created 2007-07-30
Record last updated 2019-08-15

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