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. (2,17) It has also been reported in dogs, cattle, pigs, rabbits, and rodents, and it is zoonotic.
The primary transmission cycle involves wild passeriform and columbiform birds, and Culex sp.