Tag: Columbidae

A Dodo chick (Raphus cucullatus) is begging for food. Probably the Dodo has feed his chicks with crop milk because they were related to pigeons. The Dodo died out in the 17th century and today its one of the best examples for an exterminated animal. But it is only one of many birds that are lost in Mauritius.

Acrylic paint on paper, 2018

32 x 24 cm

Sketches of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius), drawn from a zoological specimen at the Natural History Museum Erfurt. The last one of this bird species died in 1914. It was native in North America.

Pencil, 2018

21 x 15 cm

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