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).
Pigeons are closely related to doves, both belonging to the family Columbidae. Doves tend to be the smaller of the two, but they share rounded breasts, bobbing heads, and short legs; in addition, they all make cooing sounds.