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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Columbiformes — pigeons and doves.


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Columba +‎ -idae


  • Together the pigeons and doves make up the family Columbidae, with three hundred species, from doves smaller than sparrows to the Victoria crowned pigeon, the size of a turkey.


  • The resident avifauna are Saharan, Saharo-Sahelian and Saharo-montane species: sand grouse Pteroclididae, doves Columbidae, barbets Capidonidae, larks Alaudidae, buntings Emberizidae, weavers Ploceidae, ravens and crows Corvidae are conspicuous.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • In addition, three species of Ciconiidae (storks), 11 species of Columbidae (pigeons and doves) and 16 species of Cuculidae (cuckoos) also occur.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • New species and records of birds (Aves: Megapodiidae, Columbidae) from an archaeological site on Lifuka, Tonga (South Pacific Ocean).

    Tongan tropical moist forests

  • A new extinct species of giant pigeon (Columbidae: Ducula) from archeological deposits on Wallis (Uvea) Island, south Pacific.

    Fiji tropical moist forests

  • Only 75 bird species occur in the valley, with the Columbidae, Tyrannidae, Icteridae, and Fringillidae families sufficiently abundant in the upper valley to be considered characteristic.

    Motagua Valley thornscrub

  • The name dove is used loosely in reference to all small members of family Columbidae.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Family Common Name Species Columbidae Nilgiri wood-pigeon Columba elphinstonii Bucconidae Malabar grey hornbill Ocyceros griseus Pycnonotidae Grey-headed bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus Timaliidae Rufous babbler Turdoides subrufus Psittacidae Malabar parakeet Psittacula columboides An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests

  • Family Common Name Species Accipitridae Nicobar serpent-eagle Spilornis minimus* Accipitridae Nicobar sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri* Megapodiidae Nicobar scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis** Columbidae Andaman wood-pigeon Columba palumboides Columbidae Andaman cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis Psittacidae Nicobar parakeet Psittacula caniceps* Strigidae Andaman hawk-owl Ninox affinis Sturnidae White-headed starling Sturnus erythropygius Pycnonotidae Nicobar bulbul Hypsipetes nicobariensis** An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

  • Columbidae Andaman cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis

    Andaman Islands rain forests


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