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What is the life span of a pigeon?
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What is the life span of a Victoria Crowned Pigeon?
What was the life span of the passenger pigeon?
The passenger pigeon, Ectopistes Migratorious, once the most populous bird on earth, went extinct because of overhunting in the early 1900's. The bird had a life span of 7-12 years, sometimes slightly more. (This would probably indicate the lifespan in the wild: Martha, the last passenger pigeon, live and died in captivity at the age of 29. This is similar to the Rock Pigeon [the common city pigeon], that lives about 3 years in the wild, yet 15 to 20 years as a pet.)