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eyeburfi2:    Two pigeons, Mughal, North India, c. 1650. A pair of Imperial Pigeons is shown against a plain ground. The male bird has gold rings on its legs, suggesting that these are prized birds in imperial possession. The sport of pigeon-flying was a favourite Mughal pastime. Over twenty thousand pigeons were kept at Akbar’s court, of which five hundred were classified as khasa or élite birds. Via the Ashmolean

eyeburfi2: Two pigeons, Mughal, North India, c. 1650. A pair of Imperial Pigeons is shown against a plain ground. The male bird has gold rings on its legs, suggesting that these are prized birds in imperial possession. The sport of pigeon-flying was a favourite Mughal pastime. Over twenty thousand pigeons were kept at Akbar’s court, of which five hundred were classified as khasa or élite birds. Via the Ashmolean

NZ Tui or Parson Bird (adult & young) by JG Keulemans (from Walter Buller's 'A History of The Birds of New Zealand' - 1870's)

NZ Tui or Parson Bird (adult & young) by JG Keulemans (from Walter Buller's 'A History of The Birds of New Zealand' - 1870's)

Golden Naped Tanager | A monograph of the birds forming the tanagrine genus Calliste : J. Van Voorst,1857

Golden Naped Tanager | A monograph of the birds forming the tanagrine genus Calliste : J. Van Voorst,1857

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