Jambu Fruit Dove

Jambu Fruit Dove

Common Name: Jambu Fruit Dove
Scientific Name: Ptilinopus jambu
Exhibit: Aviary
Medium: Colored Pencil
Date finished: July 12, 2008
Observation: I have actually seen very little of this bird mainly because he prefers to hang out in the behind-the-scenes area. Though even when I did see him, he was not looking his best. This picture I mostly copied from a photo that I took of him, but I took it upon myself to touch up the worst looking spots which were around his head and tail. The head area I was able to clean up with the help of a picture I found online. The tail on the other hand was more difficult since most of the pictures I could find did not show a good angle or did not include the tail at all (Or just part of it which wasn't enough). Though I too ended up not including the whole tail due to the size I drew the bird. The tail that you do see is partially guesswork on my part. I just hope that it is still fairly accurate. Sooner or later I do hope to see this dove flying around the aviary and all of his feathers regrown.