order Columbiformes


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Related to order Columbiformes: Columbidae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.order Columbiformes - sand grouseorder Columbiformes - 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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To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of any form of kleptoparasitism among birds of the order Columbiformes (Baptista et al., 1997) and the only known case of kleptoparasitism on harvester ants (MacMahon et al., 2000).
(6) To our knowledge, this is the first description of hypopi of H propus in the southern crowned pigeon (Order Columbiformes).
Doves and pigeons constitute, as I'm sure all readers know, the group Columbidae within the order Columbiformes. The two species overlap to such an extent that you would be hard pushed to find an ornithologist to tell you the difference - except that doves are generally smaller.