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Photo: A Jacobin pigeon

CALIFORNIA: Yucaipa
Like a Park Avenue matron with her fur collar blown around her, a Jacobin pigeon meets the world. The Jacobin’s unpigeonly look results from selective breeding to develop birds for show. Such domestic breeding inspired Charles Darwin to theorize that nature could also work dramatic changes over time.

Photograph by Robert Clark
“Was Darwin Wrong?” November 2004


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