The Library of Congress > LCCN Permalink

View this record in:  MARCXML | LC Authorities & Vocabularies


LC control 85028749
LC classificationQL696.C63 Zoology
Topical headingColumbidae
    Browse this term in  LC Authorities  or the  LC Catalog
Dove family (Birds)
Doves (Bird family)
Pigeon family (Birds)
Pigeons (Bird family)
See alsoColumbiformes
    Browse this term in  LC Authorities
Found inGoodwin, D. Pigeons and doves of the world, 1983: p. 9 (The pigeons are a large and successful family of birds) pp. 10-11 (ornithologically there is no distinction between pigeons and doves; in common speech, in Britain, the word "pigeon" is usually applied to the larger species such as the wood pigeon and "dove" to the smaller ones such as the Barbary dove)
Skutch, A.F. Life of the pigeon, 1991: p. xi (the larger members of the family are mostly called pigeons, the smaller ones doves)
ITIS, Sept. 1, 2004 (Family Columbidae -- doves, pigeons. Order Columbiformes)
Birds of the world : a Clements-like listing, via WWW, Sept. 1, 2004 (Columbidae - Pigeons and doves)
Bird families of the world : the Sibley and Monroe classification, via WWW, Sept. 1, 2004 (Columbidae - Pigeons)
Web. 3 (Columbae: suborder of birds (order Columbiformes) consisting of the doves and pigeons and the extinct dodo and solitaire)
The American Heritage dictionary of the English language, via WWW, Sept. 1, 2004 (pigeon 1. Any of various birds of the widely distributed family Columbidae, characteristically having plump bodies, small heads, and short legs, especially the rock dove or any of its domesticated varieties)