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

Rose Crowned Dove

Rose Crowned Dove


©Leila Jeffreys 2017
Rose Crowned 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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Psychologists take pigeons seriously for their own reasons, respecting them as birds that excel at visual categorisation. In one test, categorising coloured rectangles on a screen, pigeons left university students far behind. (Reconsider the Pigeon, by biologist Tim Low.)