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Family in the order COLUMBIFORMES, comprised of pigeons or doves. They are BIRDS with short legs, stout bodies, small heads, and slender bills. Some sources call the smaller species doves and the larger pigeons, but the names are interchangeable.

Year introduced: 2005 (1968)

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Tree Number(s): B01.050.150.900.248.165.150

MeSH Unique ID: D010856

Registry Number: txid8930

Entry Terms:

  • Doves
  • Dove
  • Pigeons
  • Pigeon
  • Columba livia
  • Rock Doves
  • Dove, Rock
  • Doves, Rock
  • Rock Dove
  • Feral Pigeons
  • Feral Pigeon
  • Pigeon, Feral
  • Pigeons, Feral
  • Domestic Pigeons
  • Domestic Pigeon
  • Pigeon, Domestic
  • Pigeons, Domestic
  • Rock Pigeons
  • Pigeon, Rock
  • Pigeons, Rock
  • Rock Pigeon

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