Rare, Unexpected, Unusual or Extinct Indiana Birds - indianajones
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According to the Indiana State Museum there are two birds native to Indiana, the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet, that are considered extinct. A mount of both of these former species is on display. (The Museum says both the Eskimo Curlew and the Ivory-billed Woodpecker are not officially considered extinct.) Information says the Museum has an Eskimo Curlew mount however I did not see it displayed.

The Museum also reports that there are only 1,532 known Passenger Pigeon mounts, 720 Carolina Parakeet mounts, 413 Ivory-billed mounts and 365 Eskimo Curlew mounts in existence today

This Passenger Pigeon was caught in Wayne County Indiana in 1869. The drop in population was well under way by the 1850's; the last passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.

The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W. Washington Street in Indianapolis. These two mounts are located on the second floor.

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