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Family: ColumbidaeOrder: ColumbiformesDove: smallerPigeon: largerPigeonsvs doves:no scientific taxonomic basis fordistinguishingSquabs:youngdoves/pigeonsStrongflight abilityWorldwide distributionShadesof gray and brown, tovery colorfulFruits, seeds, or fresh green leavesDrink water by suckingup in one continuous draftDietFlimsynestsmade of twigs/vegetative materialFoundin trees, onledges, or in groundborrowsMonogamouspairfor breeding season/lifeLay 1-2 eggsAltricial chicksNestsControlled by hormoneprolactinMilk is producedin thecrop and/or esophagusMore nutritiousthan human/cowGreater fat/proteinHighly nutritiousNot a secretedsolutionMilkProduction305 species of extant pigeons20%consideredthreatened9 critically endangeredCurrent State of PigeonSpeciesWorldwideC10 PigeonsSunday, July 12, 20152:31 PM
12 speciesextinctCaused byoverhunting(market hunting)Traveled/mated inlarge groups26 dovesin NA; 13 in USPassengerpigeonmost abundant bird to extinctionMost widespreadnative speciesYear-roundresidentAll terrestrial systemsHunting of the mourning dove is ALLOWEDHigh reproductive rateMourningDoveIntroducedspeciesHas been in the US the longestDomesticatedand feral pigeonsoriginatedfromthe blue barred rock doveRock DoveNot Native to USCommonlykept pet species that has escaped captivity andestablishedferalpopulationsUrbanand agricultural habitatsGrain dietLarger than MourningDoveMourningDoves lack the black colored half collar

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Term
Spring
Professor
DAVIS
Tags
Chapter 10, Columbidae, Streptopelia, pigeons, Rock Pigeon, passenger pigeon, Pigeon racing

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