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Re: Avian extinction ref.

> The importance of geographic range in at least modern extinctions seems rather
> independent of life history strategy.  That is, having a small range makes a
> species much more likely to be elliminated by a number of factors.  This is
> independent of life strategies.  I would be quite interested to hear whether
> any studies have shown evidence that a wide ranging species was elliminated by
> predation alone (or at least primarily).  I cannot think of any off the top of
> my head, but that doesn't mean it has not been done.

Passenger pigeons and eskimo curlews come to mind...