Swamphen: a Journal of Cultural Ecology (ASLEC–ANZ)

Vol 4 (2014)

Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology (AJE)


Pigeon skulls drawn by Darwin

Charles Darwin set up a pigeon coop at Down House and became an enthusiastic pigeon fancier.

'Great are the differences between the breeds of pigeon. I am fully convinced that all are descended from the rock-pigeon, Columbia livia'.