Passenger Pigeon

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Passenger Pigeon

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Character Data
Japanese Name: リョコウバト
Romanised Name: Ryokōbato
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Ectopistes migratorius
Distribution: North America
Diet: Herbivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: N/A
Read More: Passenger pigeon
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 EX.svg.png
Passenger Pigeon Pavilion Nexon Game Stage Play

The Passenger Pigeon is a type of bird Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Passenger Pigeon has long blue hair, with green stripes on the sides. As with most other bird Friends, her bangs point towards the middle, resembling a beak. Her eyes are red, with no shine, symbolizing that her animal counterpart is extinct. Her outfit mirrors that of a flight attendant uniform, which includes a navy blue side cap, a salmon vest and bow tie that go over a white shirt with puffy sleeves. In addition, she has a salmon skirt, and full length tights, that go from white at the top, to blue on the bottom, and she wears high heels.

Nowadays, she's cut her hair and tied it into twin tufts that darken at the ends, as well as work the stripes down her hair. In addition, she's changed to a dark-coloured hat with the Japari insignia; and has swapped into salmon-gradient tights in the same pattern as the original, a bright blue-cyan bow tie, wedge heels, and a salmon-gradient skirt with that goes from white at the bottom to salmon at the top. For some reason, her eyes have turned a shade of orange, her hair has overall gotten darker, and she's got a passenger tote.

In Real Life

The passenger pigeon, from the columbidae family, has is believed to be extinct in the wild since around the 1900's, and completely extinct since 1914, when the last remaining passenger pigeon died at the Cincinnati zoo. The main reason for their extinction was over hunting however, there were many other factors to blame, such as deforestation. It began with the Native Americans hunting them, but was intensified following the arrival of the Europeans, and intensified once more when it was commercialized as cheap meat. This lead to mass hunting, following a slow decline beginning at around the 1800s, then gaining speed at around the 1870's, ending with what if believed to be last wild passenger pigeon being shot in 1900.


When passenger pigeons were alive, and in their prime, they were thought to be the bird with the highest numbers over time, at an estimated 3 billion to 5 billion, however, this number seemed to fluctuate greatly over time. This species of bird was known to be a very migratory bird, and often travelling in immense groups, blocking out the sun for several hours. The passenger pigeon was a sexually dimorphic species, both in size and colour, with the males generally had a grey upper area, and a lighter under area at around 390 to 410 mm (15.4 to 16.1 in) in length, whereas the female was generally duller than the males, and had an average size of around 400 mm (15.0 to 15.7 in) in length. Their diet consisted of mast, as well as fruits and invertebrates.

Trivia

  • The passenger pigeon would often migrate in groups so immense, they would block out the sun for several hours, or even days, as written by John James Audubon

References

[[1]] Passenger Pigeon [[2]] The Passenger Pigeon [[3]] 3 Billion to Zero: What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon? [[4]] John J. Audubon’s Birds of America - passenger pigeon

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