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Year of the Passenger Pigeon

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Published on Sep 10, 2014

2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, the most numerous bird species in the history of our planet.

Be sure to check out Joel Greenberg's book, "A Feathered River Across the Sky" for more information about the pigeon's history: bit.ly/1uIO9Ec

Check out The Field Museum's month of programming about understanding extinction patterns: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/at-the-fi...
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Producer, Writer, Creator, Host:
Emily Graslie

Producer, Editor, Camera:
Tom McNamara

Theme music:
Michael Aranda

Created By:
Hank Green

Production Assistant:
Katie Kirby

Thank you to Ben Marks and Mary Hennen for allowing us access to the pigeons from the Field's collection, and to the Harris Learning Center for lending us the pigeon case!
http://harris.fieldmuseum.org/index/d...
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Filmed on Location and Supported by:
The Field Museum in Chicago, IL
(http://www.fieldmuseum.org)

Thanks to our subtitle translators, especially Tony Chu, Martina Šafusová, Barbara Velázquez, and Seth Bergenholtz, who really -flocked- to our call.

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