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Columbiformes

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

HBW 4, p. 60

  • Small to large rather stocky birds with small head, short bill and short legs; flight muscles well developed.
  • Cosmopolitan.
  • Almost all terrestrial habitats, from dense forest to desert, from cool temperate zone to tropics.
  • 42 genera, 309 species, 749 taxa.
  • 60 species threatened; almost certainly 2 of these, as well as 8 other species and 3 subspecies, extinct since 1600.
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42 genera, 309 species

8573 files covering
41 genera (98%)
289 species (94%)

 

    3051 videos covering
39 genera (93%)
259 species (84%)
    5049 photographs covering
41 genera (98%)
287 species (93%)
    473 sound recordings covering
30 genera (71%)
171 species (55%)
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