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The passenger pigeon

Crowned pigeon

Pigeons in the Museum
You may think you know all about pigeons - you see them every day in parks, gardens, and towns. But did you know that there are about 300 different species of pigeon across the world?
This is the Maroon-breasted crowned pigeon found in Papua New Guinea. It is a large and colourful bird, with an elaborate feathered crest.

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