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Mindoro bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba platenae)

A distinctive but rare bird, the last confirmed sighting of the Mindoro bleeding-heart in the wild was in 1997(3). This medium-sized ground dove is named for the small, yet distinct, orange patch on its whitish breast, although this looks less like a ‘bleeding-heart’ than in other Gallicolumba species, which have a blood-red patch. 36 more words


More on the Sweet Violets...and (Finally) Their Connection to Maria

Finally, we are getting close to the particular meaning of the blue violets in Maria’s life. We’ve been describing and copying information about the violets which made the connection to Maria somehow. 523 more words