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Ornithurae - exhibited 2017

Bleeding-heart dove

Bleeding-heart dove


©Leila Jeffreys 2017
Bleeding-heart dove 2017 Series: Ornithurae
Photograph on archival fibre based cotton rag paper
112 x 89 cm, 44 x 35 inch (standard) 140 x 112 cm, 55 x 44 inch (large)

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The words ‘pigeon’ and ‘dove’ overlap in meaning, which explains how the domestic pigeon canhave as its forebear a species called the rock dove (Columbia livia), found on rough slopes in Europe, Asia and north Africa. (Reconsider the Pigeon, by biologist Tim Low.)