Science: Sad Birds

On Sept. 1, 1914 at 9:32 a.m. (Central Standard Time) in the Cincinnati Zoo died the last passenger pigeon on earth. In March 1932 on Martha's Vineyard died the last heath hen. In the autumn of 1875 the last Labrador duck was shot on Long Island. Last week a half-dozen other U. S. birds were in danger of extinction.

The ivory-billed woodpecker, rarest of U. S. birds, was considered extinct about 1926. But in the latest issue of Audubon Magazine Ornithologist James Taylor Tanner of Cornell estimated that some four & twenty of these...

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