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Temporal range: Early Miocene–recent[1]
Treron vernans male - Kent Ridge Park.jpg
Pink-necked green pigeon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Columbimorphae
Order: Columbiformes
Latham, 1790
Family: Columbidae
Leach, 1820

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Geographic range of the family Columbidae

Columbiformes are orders of birds includes the very widespread and successful doves and pigeons, classified in the family Columbidae. 313 species, found worldwide, comprise the Columbiformes order. A cosmopolitan order of land birds with four unwebbed toes, short legs, small heads, and usually little visible difference between the sexes that includes the sandgrouse and the pigeons and doves together with their extinct relatives, the dodo and solitaire.

References[change | change source]

  1. Farner, Donald (2012). Avian Biology. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-323-15799-5.