Pigeons and Doves: A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World
This volume is dedicated to the field identification of pigeons and doves, and it incorporates much recent information on the family.
Pigeons and doves are a large family of birds occurring throughout the world. Many species are specialist frugivores, while others feed on seeds. Most are arboral and the tropical species in particular are often brightly coloured. The family includes gregarious migratory species, as well as shy, ground-dwelling forms such as the exotic crowned pigeons of New Guinea."
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Adult female Adult nominate allospecies Alternative names apical band areas ashy-grey Batanta belly Bill black birds Bismarck Archipelago blackish blue-grey bright buff central cere chestnut Chin and throat Colombia Columba dark brown dark grey darker DESCRIPTION Adult Dorsal in flight Ducula dull duller ear-coverts edged Endemic feeding flight feathers forest GEOGRAPHICAL VARIATION Monotypic glossed Goodwin greater coverts Green Pigeon greyer greyish greyish-brown ground Guinea HABITAT head hindneck Imperial Pigeon innerwebs iridescence Iris islands Juvenile lacking lesser coverts lowlands Makira mantle maroon MEASUREMENTS Overall length Monotypic montane narrow neck and breast nest northern olive olive-brown Orbital skin outerwebs pale grey paler plumage primaries rectrices reddish-brown remiges Rock Pigeon rufous rump Salawati scapulars secondaries Similar species slightly STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Sulawesi tail feathers tail-band tarsi tarsus tertials Text and map tinged tips trees underparts Undertail undertail-coverts Underwing Underwing-coverts upperparts uppertail Ventral in flight vinous whitish wing wing-coverts Yapen yellow fringes