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Columbiformes

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Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum/Division:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Columbiformes

Description

This order of birds includes the pigeons and doves. It also includes the extinct Dodo. Over 300 species are represented in this order. Majority of the pigeons and doves eat seeds, grains and fruits. All species are monogamous, that is, they mate for live.

This is a family of small-headed, plump-bodied birds with soft plumage. It includes doves, which are usually small (21 c…
   
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