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The passenger pigeon

Dodo model

Pigeons in the Museum
No, you haven't come to the wrong section - you may not think it, but the dodo is actually a pigeon!
We are quite proud of our dodo. Scientists right here in the Museum studied the DNA of the dodo and discovered that it belonged to the same family as pigeons. In fact it is quite closely related to another pigeon on display here - the Crowned pigeon of New Guinea.

Return to the passenger pigeon page and learn more about the other images.