ENDANGERED European turtledove


Painting of a European turtledove on 10 x 10 cm mdf panel. Painted with acrylic paint (Amsterdam Expert line) and finished with a matte varnish.
Comes ready to hang with a small, gold colored hook.

On the 12 panels of endangered birds I have given the background a slight distressed look. The edges are sanded down gently, and there might be a few scratches in the background. Just to symbolize the ‘damage’ that is already done to nature. Nothing too serious to prevent us from seeing the beauty of it though.


The European turtledove (Streptopelia turtur) is smaller in build than other doves. They are migratory, which is also unusual for doves/pigeons.

They are critically endangered, their population has declined 85% since the 1970’s. The main causes are hunting in Southern Europe and the disappearing of nesting opportunities. There needs to be a reduction in the use of pesticides and adding nesting options. Of course hunting also needs to be forbidden, which they are working on (source: vogelbescherming.nl).


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