Ornithology/Columbiformes

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Columbiformes include doves and pigeons. They range from the common Rock Pigeon to the extinct Dodo. They are monogamous, and are unusual among birds because they can drink using peristalsis, while most must toss their heads backward after filling their mouth with water

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove.jpg
Species Zenaida macroura
Habitat Anywhere but swamps and thick forest
Diet Seeds
Call Link
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Common Ground-Dove
Common Ground-Dove.jpg
Species Columbina passerina
Habitat Scrub, open areas
Diet Seeds and insects
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Rock Pigeon
Rock Pigeon.jpg
Species Columba livia
Habitat Open areas, cliffs and ledges
Diet Seeds, small invertebrates
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern


Previous Birds
White-winged Dove
White-winged Dove.jpg
Species Zenaida asiatica
Habitat Desert
Diet Seeds, grains, and fruits
Call Link
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Inca Dove
Inca Dove.jpg
Species Columbina inca
Habitat Scrub and crop fields
Diet Seeds
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern