This is “Hoover” the semi-tame wild African collared dove who inhabits our neighborhood, wondering why we don’t have a handful of peanuts NOW.
To indulge in a moment of natural history, notice how the eye is set in a slightly pinched or narrow part of the bird’s head. This enables both forward and rear vision, in addition to panoramic side-vision. This eye placement is typical of prey animals (the pursued) rather than predators (the pursuer), whose eyes tend to be placed for superior forward vision. Except for the beak (!), a dove’s head shape is very much like a rabbit’s. Without the big ears, of course, which would definitely be an aerodynamic liability.
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