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Order Columbiiformes

The Columbiiformes are the pigeons and doves. They occur worldwide. They are stoutly built birds with short necks and slender bills. The now extinct dodo is a member of this order. They possess many unique characters which makes their relationship with other orders uncertain.

Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05

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