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Related to Columbidae: Columbiformes
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Noun1.Columbidae - doves and pigeonsColumbidae - doves and pigeons      
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Columbiformes, order Columbiformes - sand grouse; pigeons; doves; extinct dodos and solitaires
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
genus Columba, Columba - type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons
genus Stictopelia, Stictopelia - a genus of Columbidae
genus Zenaidura, Zenaidura - mourning doves
Ectopistes, genus Ectopistes - a genus of Columbidae
References in classic literature ?
An argument, as it seems to me, of great weight, and applicable in several other cases, is, that the above-specified breeds, though agreeing generally in constitution, habits, voice, colouring, and in most parts of their structure, with the wild rock-pigeon, yet are certainly highly abnormal in other parts of their structure: we may look in vain throughout the whole great family of Columbidae for a beak like that of the English carrier, or that of the short-faced tumbler, or barb; for reversed feathers like those of the jacobin; for a crop like that of the pouter; for tail-feathers like those of the fantail.
From these several reasons, namely, the improbability of man having formerly got seven or eight supposed species of pigeons to breed freely under domestication; these supposed species being quite unknown in a wild state, and their becoming nowhere feral; these species having very abnormal characters in certain respects, as compared with all other Columbidae, though so like in most other respects to the rock-pigeon; the blue colour and various marks occasionally appearing in all the breeds, both when kept pure and when crossed; the mongrel offspring being perfectly fertile;--from these several reasons, taken together, I can feel no doubt that all our domestic breeds have descended from the Columba livia with its geographical sub-species.
Abstract: Over a 2-month period, individual birds belonging to species in multiple avian families, including Bucerotidae, Sturnidae, Columbidae, Corvidae, and Anatidae, were presented to the Animal Care Center at the Phoenix Zoo for emergency medical care.
Doves and pigeons constitute, as I'm sure all readers know, the group Columbidae within the order Columbiformes.
Columbidae Streptopelia African collared dove hypopyrrha Streptopelia African mourning dove decipiens Turtur abyssinicus Black-billed wood dove Streptopelia spp Dove Streptopelia Laughing dove sensgalensis Oena capensis Namaqua dove Streptopelia vinacea Vinaceous dove Streptopelia Red-eyed dove semitorquata Columba guinea Speckled pigeon 8.