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Turtles Doves featured in the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' light display in Regents Street, London in 2012

This article about the plight of turtle doves and partridges, and how the mention of them in the traditional Christmeas song ‘The Twlve Days of Christmes’  appeared in The Independant on the 22nd December 2012. You can read the full article here