Columbidae

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Columbidae

[kə′ləm·bə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of birds in the order Columbiformes composed of the pigeons and doves.
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Most people like to keep doves and pigeons as pets and the birds also like human friendship.
1 : to make the soft sound made by doves and pigeons or a similar sound
Since 1820, 9 species of doves and pigeons (Columbidae) have been recorded in present-day Colorado and Wyoming.