columbiform bird

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Noun1.columbiform bird - a cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
Columbiformes, order Columbiformes - sand grouse; pigeons; doves; extinct dodos and solitaires
Raphus cucullatus, dodo - extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons
Pezophaps solitaria, solitaire - extinct flightless bird related to the dodo
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
sand grouse, sandgrouse - pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young
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To our knowledge, this is the first report of an aneurysmal bone cyst in a columbiform bird.
Although C meleagridis was initially discovered in turkeys, it affects a wide range of avian species, including parrots, chickens, partridges, and certain columbiform birds.
The primary transmission cycle involves wild passeriform and columbiform birds, and Culex sp.