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Ornithurae - exhibited 2017

Crested pigeon

Crested pigeon

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©Leila Jeffreys 2017
Crested pigeon 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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Only in New Guinea and Australia do pigeons indulge in head ornaments, recorded in prefixes such as ‘crested’, ‘topknot’ and ‘plumed’. (Reconsider the Pigeon, by biologist Tim Low.)