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Wood-pigeon - Columba palumbus

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Common name: Wood-pigeon

Scientific name: Columba palumbus

Accession number: 023

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

From the "History of British birds", Vol.1,pp254: " The Pigeons .. are fond of basking in the sun .. Their cry is a querulous or plaintive murmuring sound, more or less resembling the syllables coo, roo.."

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