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Passenger pigeon studies

Passenger pigeons, their abundance, and spectacular migration, nesting sites and extinction after all  fascinated me since I`ve read about them for the first time.That one of the most common birds in the world became extinct in such a short period of time, it is one of the biggest crimes in human history.As an artist, I have no other possibility than to try to bring them back to life at least in my drawings and paitings.Attached a series of drawings I did lately, showing the birds in their daily activities..









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