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Crowned Victorians by ART-fromthe-HEART Crowned Victorians by ART-fromthe-HEART
The Victorian Crowned Pigeon is an unusual bird; it's elegant, brightly colored, and the largest surviving pigeon on earth. Unlike it's common cousins, the Victorian Crowned Pigeon is a beautiful bird you won't see in your back yard. It's actually endangered, seriously threatened by logging and illegal capture in its native land of New Guinea. These placid birds, that are easily tamed and the most commonly seen in zoos, mill about the forest floors and swamps in groups. They mainly eat fallen fruit, and when startled they burst into the trees with loud wing beats and sit in the branches to hoot at each other. The birds will pair off in mating season and both parents raise their single chick. The female will only lay one egg, but the chicks are able to get around quickly and will be dependent on their parents for three and a half months.

Efforts need to be taken to keep the New Guinea population healthy. The wild pigeons are learning a fear of humans since they're trapped for meat, their crests, as pets. But as their lowland forests are being downed, so does what little resources they have left. I was lucky to see a pair of these birds at the North Carolina zoo and learn about their plight half the world away.

"Crowned Victorians" 8x10" acrylic on wood. (C) Cara Bevan 2013

Prints available at FineArtAmerica.com
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The suggester said: I rarely have the chance to see such exquisite details in a traditional painting Crowned Victorians by *ART-fromthe-HEART ( Suggested by lintu47 and Featured by Astralseed )
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Lionessrules Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!! Amazing details and colors, the DD is well deserved 
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:faint: THANK YOU!
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Flight-Level Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly beautiful work!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you!
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MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazingly beautiful. I really like the colors and their fancy crests.
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:meow: Thank you! They're fun to watch, their crests bob as they walk. :D
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highlandbarley Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
SO NICE!
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33ding Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Thanks!
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MariColl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so very beautiful!!!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow: Thank you!
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MariColl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, yay! Clap Hug 
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Wow, great painting!  I do hope these pigeons survive and flourish in the wild.
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks! I hope so too, they're a really neat bird. :heart:
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HeartOfDeath Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Filmographer
this isjust glorious--the color and comp leap out at you. One wonder show you got the birdies to pose for you :-)
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Thank you SO much! I think the actual birds I photographed for reference were posers, LOL. Why not show off that awesome headgear? ;)
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HeartOfDeath Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
ROFLMAO  that is so awesome.  But your work is beautiful--dare I even say breath taking.  I know my daughter ( nature lover) enjoyed them.
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Sassytwo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Amazingly breath taking work!!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Thank you!
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HeartOfDeath Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Ohhh this is so gorgeous!!!!!!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Thank you so much!
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HeartOfDeath Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
u r so welcome
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Why thank you! :highfive:
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work! Incredible!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!
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LuckyTreacle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student General Artist
That is a quite frankly amazing piece of work! I hope someone buys it from you for a huge amount of money! Because that is more than worth it. I think I've fainted. 
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug: LOL I wish I were well known enough to get bookoos of money for it!...not there yet, but someday maybe. :highfive:
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Kitanokata Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist
hat an amazing skill. Well deserved DD! And the two "models" are so lovely. 
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Thank you!
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is stunningly beautiful. :)
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks!
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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MinkuLul Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
gorgeous!!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Wow, I thought it was a photo! The detail is breathtaking! Well done :clap: 
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Teehee I get that alot. ;) Thank you! :hug:
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
My pleasure :hug:
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Mashiiro Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
This is awesome, I tought it was a photography when I first looked! The blue is so vibrant.
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Haha thanks! They're such a beautiful color :heart:
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PukingrainbowsArts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely phenomenal!!  
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:la:
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just stunning work. The colors are magnificent and the detail is gorgeous. 
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:highfive: Thank you very much!
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most certainly welcome, this is one of the most gorgeous paintings I believe I've ever seen - and I've been around! 
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agnes21 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Really amazing! :)
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:highfive:
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TinaLouiseUk Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work :) x
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Unkopierbar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   Photographer
Hi, your beautiful work has won the "Deviation of the Week" poll at :iconartisticanimals: !
It is now featured here: artisticanimals.deviantart.com…

Congratulations! :la:
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VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work :love:
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