Ornithurae

Ornithurae Volume 1 exhibition, showing at Olsen Gruin Gallery New York, USA. Featuring large size portraits of doves, pigeons and cockatoos.

Bleeding-heart Dove

Bleeding-heart Dove

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Bleeding-heart Dove ©Leila Jeffreys 2017
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.)