Ectopistes migratorius

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Noun1.Ectopistes migratorius - gregarious North American migratory pigeon now extinctEctopistes migratorius - gregarious North American migratory pigeon now extinct
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
Ectopistes, genus Ectopistes - a genus of Columbidae
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For instance, leading synthetic biologist George Church is working, in partnership with 'Revive and Restore', on a 'de-extinction' project of the Long Now Foundation, to bring back to life the iconic extinct passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius).
What the passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius), a native species, was to 19th century America, the starling is for much of the country today in terms of numbers.
Ectopistes migratorius was so abundant that people on occasion filled potholes with pigeons.