Columbidae – Pigeons, Doves

Emerald-spotted_Wood-Dove by Dave's BirdingPix

Emerald-spotted_Wood-Dove (Turtur chalcospilos) by Dave’s BirdingPix

The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land. (Song of Solomon 2:12 NASB)


CLASS – AVES, Order – COLUMBIFORMES, Family – Columbidae – Pigeons, Doves


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Species (343)

Columba
Rock Dove (Columba livia) by K Nickell – *LLABS*
Hill Pigeon (Columba rupestris) by Nikhil – Video by K Blomerley
Snow Pigeon (Columba leuconota) ©WikiC – Video
Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea) by Ian – Video by Keith B
White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques)Video
Stock Dove (Columba oenas) ©WikiC
Yellow-eyed Pigeon (Columba eversmanni) by Nikhil
Somali Pigeon (Columba oliviae) IBC
Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) by Ian – Video
Trocaz Pigeon (Columba trocaz) ©Drawing WikiC
Bolle’s Pigeon (Columba bollii)©WikiC – Video
Laurel Pigeon (Columba junoniae) ©WikiC
Afep Pigeon (Columba unicincta)©WikiC – Video
African Olive Pigeon (Columba arquatrix) ©WikiC – Video
Cameroon Olive Pigeon (Columba sjostedti) IBC
Sao Tome Olive Pigeon (Columba thomensis) IBC
Comoros Olive Pigeon (Columba pollenii) by Bob-Nan – Video
Speckled Wood Pigeon (Columba hodgsonii) by P Ericsson
White-naped Pigeon (Columba albinucha) Drawing WorldBirds
Ashy Wood Pigeon (Columba pulchricollis)
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon (Columba elphinstonii) ©WikiC – Video
Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon (Columba torringtoniae)Video
Pale-capped Pigeon (Columba punicea)
Silvery Pigeon (Columba argentina) ©Drawing WikiC – Photo IBC
Andaman Wood Pigeon (Columba palumboides)Video
Japanese Wood Pigeon (Columba janthina)Video
Bonin Wood Pigeon (Columba versicolor †) ©Drawing WikiC
Ryukyu Wood Pigeon (Columba jouyi †) IntlDoveSociety
Metallic Pigeon (Columba vitiensis)Video
White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela) by Ian – Video by Nick T
Yellow-legged Pigeon (Columba pallidiceps) IBC
Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon (Columba delegorguei) ©WikiC
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon (Columba iriditorques) ©Drawing WikiC- Photo IBC
Island Bronze-naped Pigeon (Columba malherbii) IBC
Lemon Dove (Columba larvata) ©WikiC
White-crowned Pigeon (Patagioenas leucocephala) ©WikiC – Video – *LLABS*
Scaly-naped Pigeon (Patagioenas squamosa)Video – *LLABS*
Scaled Pigeon (Patagioenas speciosa)Video
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro) ©WikiC – Video by KeithB
Bare-eyed Pigeon (Patagioenas corensis)©WikiC
Spot-winged Pigeon (Patagioenas maculosa) ©WikiC – Video
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) by R Scanlon
Chilean Pigeon (Patagioenas araucana) ©WikiC
Ring-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas caribaea) ©WikiC
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis) by R Scanlon
Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris by K Nickell – *LLABS*
Maranon Pigeon (Patagioenas oenops) ©WikiC
Plain Pigeon (Patagioenas inornata) ©WikiC
Plumbeous Pigeon (Patagioenas plumbea) IBC
Ruddy Pigeon (Patagioenas subvinacea) by KNickell
Short-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas nigrirostris) ©WikiC
Dusky Pigeon (Patagioenas goodsoni) ©WikiC
Malagasy Turtle Dove (Nesoenas picturatus) ©WikiC
Rodrigues Pigeon (Nesoenas rodericanus †) IntlDoveSociety
Pink Pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) ©WikiC – Photo by Dan *LLABS*
European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur) ©WikiC
Dusky Turtle Dove (Streptopelia lugens)©WikiC
Adamawa Turtle Dove (Streptopelia hypopyrrha)©WikiC
Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) by P Ericsson
Island Collared Dove (Streptopelia bitorquata)©WikiC – *LLABS*
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) by Reinier M
African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) by Margaret Sloan
White-winged Collared Dove (Streptopelia reichenowi) IBC
Mourning Collared Dove (Streptopelia decipiens) ©WikiC
Red-eyed Dove (Streptopelia semitorquata) ©WikiC
Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola) by Ian M
Vinaceous Dove (Streptopelia vinacea) IBC
Red Turtle Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica) by P Ericsson
Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis) by P Ericsson
Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) by Nikhil Devasar
Barred Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia unchall)
Amboyna Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia amboinensis) ©WikiC
Sultan’s Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia doreya)
Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia emiliana) ©WikiC
Enggano Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia cinnamomea)
Barusan Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia modiglianii)
Timor Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia magna) IBC
Tanimbar Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia timorlaoensis)
Flores Sea Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia macassariensis)
Philippine Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia tenuirostris) OBI
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia phasianella) by Ian
Andaman Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia rufipennis) IBC
Bar-tailed Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia nigrirostris) IBC
MacKinlay’s Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia mackinlayi) IBC
Little Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia ruficeps) by P Ericsson
Great Cuckoo-Dove (Reinwardtoena reinwardti) OBI
Pied Cuckoo-Dove (Reinwardtoena browni) SunPhoto
Crested Cuckoo-Dove (Reinwardtoena crassirostris)
White-faced Cuckoo-Dove (Turacoena manadensis) OBI
Sula Cuckoo-Dove (Turacoena sulaensis)
Black Cuckoo-Dove (Turacoena modesta) IBC
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos) by DavesBP
Black-billed Wood Dove (Turtur abyssinicus) ©WikiC
Blue-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur afer)©WikiC
Tambourine Dove (Turtur tympanistria) IBC
Blue-headed Wood Dove (Turtur brehmeri) ©WikiC
Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis) by Margaret Sloan
Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) by Ian – Photo by Dan *LLABS*
Pacific Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps longirostris) by P Ericsson
Stephan’s Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps stephani) OBI
New Guinea Bronzewing (Henicophaps albifrons) IBC
New Britain Bronzewing (Henicophaps foersteri) ©Drawing WikiC
Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) by Ian – Article by Ian
Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans) by Ian – Article by Ian
Flock Bronzewing (Phaps histrionica) by Ian
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) by Ian
Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera) by Ian
Squatter Pigeon (Geophaps scripta) by Ian
Partridge Pigeon (Geophaps smithii) IBC
Thick-billed Ground Pigeon (Trugon terrestris) IBC – *LLABS*
Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca) by Ian
Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon (Petrophassa rufipennis)Article– Ian
White-quilled Rock Pigeon (Petrophassa albipennis) by Ian
Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata) by Kent Nickell
Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) by Margaret Sloan
Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida) by Kent Nickell
Barred Dove (Geopelia maugeus) IBC
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis) by Ian
Inca Dove (Columbina inca) by K Nickell – Photo by Lee *LLABS*
Scaled Dove (Columbina squammata) ©WikiC
Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) by R Scanlon – *LLABS*
Plain-breasted Ground Dove (Columbina minuta) ©WikiC
Ecuadorian Ground Dove (Columbina buckleyi) by Ian
Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti) by R Scanlon – *LLABS*
Picui Ground Dove (Columbina picui) IBC
Croaking Ground Dove (Columbina cruziana) by Ian
Blue-eyed Ground Dove (Columbina cyanopis) ©Drawingi WikiC
Blue Ground Dove (Claravis pretiosa) ©WikiC – *LLABS*
Purple-winged Ground Dove (Claravis geoffroyi) ARKive
Maroon-chested Ground Dove (Claravis mondetoura) Video IBC
Bare-faced Ground Dove (Metriopelia ceciliae) ©WikiC
Moreno’s Ground Dove (Metriopelia morenoi) IBC
Black-winged Ground Dove (Metriopelia melanoptera) by Margaret Sloan
Golden-spotted Ground Dove (Metriopelia aymara) IBC
Long-tailed Ground Dove (Uropelia campestris) ©WikiC
Blue-headed Quail-Dove (Starnoenas cyanocephala) IBC
Indigo-crowned Quail-Dove (Geotrygon purpurata) IBC
Sapphire Quail-Dove (Geotrygon saphirina) IBC
Crested Quail-Dove (Geotrygon versicolor) ©WikiC – Photo by Lee *LLABS*
Ruddy Quail-Dove (Geotrygon montana) ©Wiki©
Violaceous Quail-Dove (Geotrygon violacea) ©Wiki©
Grey-fronted Quail-Dove (Geotrygon caniceps) IBC
White-fronted Quail-Dove (Geotrygon leucometopia) Video IBC
Key West Quail-Dove (Geotrygon chrysia)©WikiC
Bridled Quail-Dove (Geotrygon mystacea) ©WikiC
Olive-backed Quail-Dove (Leptotrygon veraguensis) IBC
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi) by K Nickell – *LLABS*
Yungas Dove (Leptotila megalura) ©Drawing WikiC
Grey-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla) ©WikiC
Grey-headed Dove (Leptotila plumbeiceps) ©Drawing WikiC
Pallid Dove (Leptotila pallida) IBC
Azuero Dove (Leptotila battyi) iNaturalist
Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) IBC
Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis)©WikiC
Grey-chested Dove (Leptotila cassinii) ©WikiC
Ochre-bellied Dove (Leptotila ochraceiventris) IBC
Tolima Dove (Leptotila conoveri) IBC
Tuxtla Quail-Dove (Zentrygon carrikeri) Video IBC
Buff-fronted Quail-Dove (Zentrygon costaricensis) IBC
Purplish-backed Quail-Dove (Zentrygon lawrencii) ©WikiC
White-faced Quail-Dove (Zentrygon albifacies) IBC
White-throated Quail-Dove (Zentrygon frenata) IBC
Lined Quail-Dove (Zentrygon linearis) by R Scanlon
Chiriqui Quail-Dove (Zentrygon chiriquensis) ©WikiC
Russet-crowned Quail-Dove (Zentrygon goldmani) Drawing WBInfo
Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes † migratorius †) ©WikiC Specimen
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) by Quy Tran – *LLABS*
Socorro Dove (Zenaida graysoni) ©WikiC
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata) by Robert Scanlon
Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita) by K Nickell
Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) ©WikiC
White-winged Dove by R Munguia – *LLABS*
West Peruvian Dove (Zenaida meloda) by Margaret Sloan
Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) by Dan’sPix – *LLABS*
Spotted Green Pigeon (Caloenas maculata †) ©Drawing WikiC
Sulawesi Ground Dove (Gallicolumba tristigmata) ©WikiC
Cinnamon Ground Dove (Gallicolumba rufigula) ©WikiC
Luzon Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba luzonica) OBI – Photo by Dan *LLABS*
Mindanao Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba crinigera) OBI – *LLABS*
Mindoro Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba platenae) OBI
Negros Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba keayi) OBI
Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) Drawing WBInfo
Wetar Ground Dove (Alopecoenas hoedtii) OBI
White-breasted Ground Dove (Alopecoenas jobiensis) ©WikiC
White-fronted Ground Dove (Alopecoenas kubaryi) ARKive
Polynesian Ground Dove (Alopecoenas erythropterus) Video IBC
White-throated Ground Dove (Alopecoenas xanthonurus) ©WikiC

Norfolk Ground Dove (Alopecoenas norfolkensis)
Tongan Ground Dove (Alopecoenas stairi) IBC
Santa Cruz Ground Dove (Alopecoenas sanctaecrucis) ©Drawing WikiC
Tanna Ground Dove (Alopecoenas ferrugineus †) Drawing POBirds
Thick-billed Ground Dove (Alopecoenas salamonis †) Drawing AvianWeb
Marquesan Ground Dove (Alopecoenas rubescens) ARKive
Bronze Ground Dove (Alopecoenas beccarii) IBC
Palau Ground Dove (Alopecoenas canifrons) Palau
Choiseul Pigeon (Microgoura † meeki †) Drawing WorldBirds
Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis) IBC – Photo by Lee *LLABS*
Western Crowned Pigeon (Goura cristata) by Dan – *LLABS*
Southern Crowned Pigeon (Goura scheepmakeri) IBC
Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria)©Wiki –  Photo by Dan *LLABS*
Dodo (Raphus † cucullatus †) – Article
Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria †) ©Drawing WikiC
Tooth-billed Pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris) IBC
White-eared Brown Dove (Phapitreron leucotis) OBI
Amethyst Brown Dove (Phapitreron amethystinus) OBI
Tawitawi Brown Dove (Phapitreron cinereiceps) OBI
Mindanao Brown Dove (Phapitreron brunneiceps) ** Need Photo **
Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon (Treron fulvicollis) IBC
Little Green Pigeon (Treron olax) OBI
Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) by P Ericsson
Orange-breasted Green Pigeon (Treron bicinctus) OBI
Sri Lanka Green Pigeon (Treron pompadora) OBI
Grey-fronted Green Pigeon (Treron affinis) IBC
Ashy-headed Green Pigeon (Treron phayrei) IBC
Andaman Green Pigeon (Treron chloropterus) Video IBC
Philippine Green Pigeon (Treron axillaris) IBC
Buru Green Pigeon (Treron aromaticus) IBC
Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Treron curvirostra) by P Ericsson
Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon (Treron griseicauda) OBI
Sumba Green Pigeon (Treron teysmannii) OBI
Flores Green Pigeon (Treron floris) OBI
Timor Green Pigeon (Treron psittaceus) OBI
Large Green Pigeon (Treron capellei) OBI
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus) by P Ericsson
Bruce’s Green Pigeon (Treron waalia) IBC
Madagascan Green Pigeon (Treron australis) IBC
Comoros Green Pigeon (Treron griveaudi) ** Need Photo **
African Green Pigeon (Treron calvus) IBC
Pemba Green Pigeon (Treron pembaensis) IBC
Sao Tome Green Pigeon (Treron sanctithomae) IBC
Pin-tailed Green Pigeon (Treron apicauda) OBI
Sumatran Green Pigeon (Treron oxyurus) OBI
Yellow-vented Green Pigeon (Treron seimundi) by P Ericsson
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon (Treron sphenurus) by P Ericsson
White-bellied Green Pigeon (Treron sieboldii) OBI
Whistling Green Pigeon (Treron formosae) OBI
Banded Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus cinctus)Article by Ian
Black-banded Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus alligator) IBC
Red-naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus dohertyi) ©Drawing WikiC – Photo OBI
Pink-headed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus porphyreus) ©WikiC – *LLABS*
Flame-breasted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus marchei) OBI
Cream-breasted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus merrilli) OBI
Yellow-breasted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus occipitalis) ©WikiC – *LLABS*
Red-eared Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus fischeri) OBI
Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu) ©WikiC  – *LLABS*
Banggai Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus subgularis) OBI
Oberholser’s Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus epius IBC)
Sula Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus mangoliensis) Drawing OrnithologyEX
Black-chinned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus leclancheri) by Dan  – *LLABS*
Scarlet-breasted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus bernsteinii) OBI
Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus) by Ian – Article by aj – Photo by Dan *LLABS*
Pink-spotted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus perlatus) ©WikiC – *LLABS*
Ornate Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus ornatus) ©WikiC
Tanna Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus tannensis) BirdForum
Orange-fronted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus aurantiifrons) ©WikiC
Wallace’s Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus wallacii) ©Drawing WikiC – Photo OBI
Superb Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus superbus) by Ian – *LLABS*
Many-colored Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus perousii) ©WikiC
Crimson-crowned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus porphyraceus) IBC
Purple-capped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus ponapensis)
Kosrae Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus hernsheimi)
Palau Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pelewensis) IBC
Lilac-crowned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus rarotongensis) ARKive
Mariana Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus roseicapilla) by Lee  – *LLABS*
Rose-crowned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus regina) by Ian – *LLABS*
Silver-capped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus richardsii) IBC – Video by Del Hoyo
Grey-green Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus purpuratus) Video IBC
Makatea Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus chalcurus) Manu
Atoll Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus coralensis) ©WikiC
Red-bellied Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus greyi) ©WikiC
Rapa Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus huttoni) Drawing WorldBirds
White-capped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii)  WorldBirds
Red-moustached Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus mercierii †) ©Drawing WikiC
Henderson Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus insularis) ARKive
Coroneted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus coronulatus) ©WikiC
Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus) ©WikiC – *LLABS*
Blue-capped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus monacha) OBI
White-bibbed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus rivoli) OBI
Yellow-bibbed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus solomonensis) ©Drawing WikiC
Claret-breasted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus viridis) OBI
White-headed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus eugeniae) ©Drawing WikiC
Orange-bellied Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus iozonus) ©WikiC – *LLABS*
Knob-billed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus insolitus) ©Drawing WikiC – Photo IBC
Grey-headed Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus hyogastrus) OBI
Carunculated Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus granulifrons) OBI
Black-naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus melanospilus) OBI – *LLABS*
Dwarf Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus nainus) Video IBC – Drawing Oiseaux
Negros Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus arcanus) Drawing EAGatumbato
Orange Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus victor) ©WikiC
Golden Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus luteovirens) ©WikiC
Whistling Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus layardi) ©Drawing WikiC
Cloven-feathered Dove (Drepanoptila holosericea) IBC
Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima †) ©Drawing WikiC
Madagascan Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas madagascariensis) ©WikiC
Comoros Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas sganzini) by Bob-Nan
Seychelles Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas pulcherrimus) ©WikiC
Pink-bellied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula poliocephala) OBI
White-bellied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula forsteni)  by Dan  *LLABS*
Mindoro Imperial Pigeon (Ducula mindorensis) ©Drawing WikiC
Grey-headed Imperial Pigeon (Ducula radiata) OBI
Spotted Imperial Pigeon (Ducula carola) OBI
Green Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aenea) by P Ericsson – *LLABS*
Nicobar Imperial Pigeon (Ducula nicobarica) OBI
Spectacled Imperial Pigeon (Ducula perspicillata) IBC
Seram Imperial Pigeon (Ducula neglecta) IBC
Elegant Imperial Pigeon (Ducula concinna) ©WikiC
Pacific Imperial Pigeon (Ducula pacifica) IBC
Micronesian Imperial Pigeon (Ducula oceanica) ©Drawing WikiC
Polynesian Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aurorae) WorldBirds
Marquesan Imperial Pigeon (Ducula galeata) ©WikiC
Red-knobbed Imperial Pigeon (Ducula rubricera) IBC
Spice Imperial Pigeon (Ducula myristicivora) IBC
Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon (Ducula rufigaster) ©WikiC
Cinnamon-bellied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula basilica) ©WikiC
Finsch’s Imperial Pigeon (Ducula finschii) IBC
Rufescent Imperial Pigeon (Ducula chalconota) Aviceda
Island Imperial Pigeon (Ducula pistrinaria) ©Drawing WikiC
Pink-headed Imperial Pigeon (Ducula rosacea) ©WikiC
Christmas Imperial Pigeon (Ducula whartoni) by Ian – Article
Grey Imperial Pigeon (Ducula pickeringii) ©WikiC
Barking Imperial Pigeon (Ducula latrans) ©WikiC
Chestnut-bellied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula brenchleyi) IBC
Vanuatu Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bakeri) AvianWeb
Goliath Imperial Pigeon (Ducula goliath) IBC
Pinon’s Imperial Pigeon (Ducula pinon) ©WikiC
Black Imperial Pigeon (Ducula melanochroa) ©Drawing WikiC
Collared Imperial Pigeon (Ducula mullerii) ©WikiC – *LLABS*
Zoe’s Imperial Pigeon (Ducula zoeae) ©WikiC
Mountain Imperial Pigeon (Ducula badia) by P Ericsson
Dark-backed Imperial Pigeon (Ducula lacernulata) IBC
Timor Imperial Pigeon (Ducula cineracea) IBC
Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor) by P Ericsson – Photo by Dan *LLABS*
Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon (Ducula luctuosa) OBI
Torresian Imperial Pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa) ©WikiC
Yellowish Imperial Pigeon (Ducula subflavescens) Drawing Oiseaux
Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus) by Ian
New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) IBC
Chatham Pigeon (Hemiphaga chathamensis) Taiko
Sombre Pigeon (Cryptophaps poecilorrhoa) OBI
Papuan Mountain Pigeon (Gymnophaps albertisii) IBC
Buru Mountain Pigeon (Gymnophaps mada) OBI
Seram Mountain Pigeon (Gymnophaps stalkeri) OBI
Pale Mountain Pigeon (Gymnophaps solomonensis) IBC
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Pigeons and doves constitute the bird clade Columbidae, that includes over 300 species. They are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and have short, slender bills with fleshy ceres. Doves feed on seeds, fruits, and plants.

This family occurs worldwide, but the greatest variety is in the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones.

In general, the terms “dove” and “pigeon” are used somewhat interchangeably. In ornithological practice, “dove” tends to be used for smaller species and “pigeon” for larger ones, but this is in no way consistently applied, and historically, the common names for these birds involve a great deal of variation between the terms. The species most commonly referred to as “pigeon” is the Feral Rock Pigeon, common in many cities. (Wikipedia with editing)

Some of the Family

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