family Columbidae

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Related to family Columbidae: Columbiformes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Columbidae - doves and pigeonsfamily Columbidae - 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
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Order Columbiformes, Family Columbidae (pigeons and doves).
Among his major publications are "The Life of Birds" together with the late Carl Welty and the section on the family Columbidae in the prestigious series "Handbook of the Birds of the World" by Lynx Editions where Luis was the leading author.
Pigeons are closely related to doves, both belonging to the family Columbidae.