Taken from " Bird of Georgia,A Preliminary Checklist and
Bibliography of Georgia Ornithology"


Earle R. Greene,William W. Griffin,Eugene P. Odum,
Herbert L. Stoddard, and Ivan R. Tompkins,pp 111

Passenger Pigeon data on page 45



PASSENGER PIGEON: Ectopistes migratorius (Linnaeus). Once abundant in Georgia as a winter resident, now extinct. Eugene E. Murphey states that they came "in fair but steadily diminishing numbers until the winter of 1884-1885 when a sharp drop in their numbers was observed." One taken by George Jackson in Richmond County, Georgia, on September 12, 1893 and burned with the collection of Henry Hillyer at the University of Georgia was the last record for the State (Murphey 1937 b)


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