DOVEs and PIGEONs of North America
The Columbiformes order contains just one family, the Columbidae which is comprised of dove and pigeon species. They have small heads,short legs, and four unwebbed toes. All Columbiformes are monogamous. Unlike most other birds they are capable of drinking by sucking up water, without needing to tilt the head back.
Order Columbiformes Family Columbidae
The "typical" pigeons. Predominately found in Old World.
also Rock Pigeon
also Feral Pigeon Columba livia
Image by: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) Dick Daniels
- North Carolina
1) This rock dove was Image on the cliffs of John O'Groats Scotland.
The cliff residents, now scarce, are the ancestors of all domestic/feral pidgeons. 2) Feral Pigeon similar to wild rock dove.
The following subspecies are: Checkered, Pied
dark, white, white-breasted
These are mainly slim, small to medium-sized species. The upperparts tend to be pale brown, and the underparts are often a shade of pink. Many have a characteristic black-and-white patch on the neck, and
monotonous cooing songs.
also Ringneck Dove
also Ringed Turtle-Dove Streptopelia risoria
Image by: 1) Sandy Cole
- World of Birds
, Africa 2) Dick Daniels
- Puerto Rico 3) Dick
- San Diego
Dove, Eurasian Collared- Streptopelia decaocto
Found: North America, Europe, Asia
Image by: 1, 2) Anemone Projectors
- England 3) Frank Vassen
- Canary Islands
4) Ted Grussing
5) Dick Daniels
- England 6) Dick
- New Hampshire
also Spotted Turtle Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Introduced: North America, Australia, Hawaii Found: Asia
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Dick Daniels
- Kauai, Hawaii 4) Dick
- Nepal 5) Steve Garvie
- Sri Lanka