Pigeons and Doves: A Guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World

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A&C Black, Jun 30, 2010 - Science - 616 pages
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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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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
12
INTRODUCTION
13
SCOPE AND LAYOUT OF THE BOOK
16
TOPOGRAPHY
19
COLOUR PLATES
20
SYSTEMATIC SECTION
172
PEZOPHAPS
174
COLUMBA
175
METRIOPELIA
349
UROPELIA
354
LEPTOTILA
355
GEOTRYGON
370
STARNOENAS
391
CALOENAS
392
GALLICOLUMBA
395
TRUGON
417

STREPTOPELIA
240
MACROPYGIA
263
REINWARDTOENA
278
TURACOENA
280
TURTUR
282
OENA
289
CHALCOPHAPS
291
HENICOPHAPS
296
PHAPS
298
GEOPHAPS
303
PETROPHASSA
308
GEOPELIA
311
LEUCOSARCIA
317
ECTOPISTES
318
ZENAIDA
320
SCARDAFELLA
332
COLUMBINA
335
CLARAVIS
344
MICROGOURA
418
OTIDIPHAPS
419
PHAPITRERON
421
TRERON
425
PTILINOPUS
457
DREPANOPTILA
521
ALECTROENAS
522
DUCULA
526
LOPHOLAIMUS
572
HEMIPHAGA
573
CRYPTOPHAPS
575
GYMNOPHAPS
577
GOURA
580
DIDUNCULUS
584
BIBLIOGRAPHY
587
INDEX
595
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John D. Cox is the DuMez Professor of English at Hope College, USA.

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