Wood-pigeon - Columba palumbus
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.."