Range. - Formerly, North America east of the Rockies; casually seen in the upper Mississippi Valley, now extinct.
A handsome species (see frontispiece) with ruddy underparts, grayish upperparts and a long graduated tail. This species years ago found in flocks of thousands or millions, is now practically exterminated, chiefly by being hunted and trapped. A few pairs probably now nest in the interior, from northern
United States to Hudson Bay. Their nests are very rude, frail platforms of twigs, on which two white eggs are laid, they being longer and narrower, comparatively, than those of other species. Size of eggs, 1.50 x 1.02.
Data. - Southwest shore of Lake Manitoba, June 1, 1891. Nest of twigs in an aspen tree.
Passenger Or Wild Pigeon Female Male Young