Doves
and Pigeons As Birds In The Wild

Pigeons are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and short, slender bills (and in some species, these bills feature fleshy ceres). They primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and plants. This family occurs worldwide, but the greatest variety is in the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones. In general, the terms "dove" and "pigeon" are used somewhat interchangeably.
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Morning doves at dusk
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(2006) Otis Orchards, Washington
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Morning doves at dusk


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Dove rests atop the peak of a roof
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(2007) Palo Alto Duck Pond, Palo Alto, California
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Dove rests atop the peak of a roof


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Morning Dove embarrassed by ill-positioned light
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(2007) Somail, France
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Morning Dove embarrassed by ill-positioned light


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Wood Pigeon contemplates reputation as flying rat
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(2007) Gardens outside Louvre, Paris, France
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Wood Pigeon contemplates reputation as flying rat


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