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Noun1.Columbiformes - sand grouseColumbiformes - sand grouse; pigeons; doves; extinct dodos and solitaires
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
columbiform bird - a cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes
family Raphidae, Raphidae - extinct dodos and solitaires
Columbidae, family Columbidae - doves and pigeons
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SLEV is transmitted by numerous mosquito species in the genus Culex and is amplified by passerine and columbiform avian species (1).
SLEV is transmitted by numerous Culex mosquito species, and is amplified by passerine and columbiform avian species
Tenders are invited for control of the proliferation of birds of the columbiform family (pigeons, turtledoves etc ...) in areas of the municipality
This columbiform species is monogamous, and has as a notorious behavior where the male protects the female and the nest, ensuring the survival of their progeny (3).
Zoonotic diseases of common pet birds: Psittacine, Passerne, and Columbiform Species.
Bacterial and parasitic diseases of columbiformes. North Am Vet Clin Exot Anim 2009; 12:453-473.
Although C meleagridis was initially discovered in turkeys, it affects a wide range of avian species, including parrots, chickens, partridges, and certain columbiform birds.
Possibly, these morphological and behavioral similarities between extant columbiform species and domestic pigeon breeds result from the action of genes found in the (ancestral) protocolumbiform that are normally suppressed and are recalled from time to time by natural or artificial selection.
To our knowledge, this is the first report of an aneurysmal bone cyst in a columbiform bird.
Avian serosurveys showed highest antibody prevalence rates among resident columbiform and galliform species, which produce moderate-to-low viremias and do not die from infection (26).
The primary transmission cycle involves wild passeriform and columbiform birds, and Culex sp.