MINDORO IMPERIAL PIGEON - 6.5x6.5 inches $200.00 (SOLD)
Highlighted Species: Ducula mindorensis
Status: Many species of Ducula are endangered because of habitat loss and predation, and they are among the most threatened of avian species.
In the Chinese Guideways Through Mountains & Seas, one of the many creatures in the bestiary is the Jingwei bird, who lives upon Deaprting-Doves mountain. Once there was a young girl named Nuwa. She was swimming when the Ocean rose up against her and tore her away from the shore, and she drowned. Her spirit however was transformed into a bird, who from that day on flew back and forth from the mountains, carrying twigs and stones which she dropped into the frothing waves. “To revenge my death, I will fill you up!” she told the Ocean, and is tireless in her daunting task.
Size: 6 x 6 inches