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

Wompoo Pigeon

Wompoo Pigeon


©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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His colleague Alfred Russel Wallace had a different kind of interest, aroused by his years in the Indo-Malayan archipelago. Wallace had noticed that pigeons ‘achieved their maximum development, as regards beauty, variety, and number of species’, in the region around New Guinea. (Reconsider the Pigeon, by biologist Tim Low.)