Pigeons (order)

Columbiformes

Overview

Columbiformes is an order of birds (Aves) that includes pigeons and doves.

Description

They are stout-bodied birds with short necks, small heads and short slender bills.

Range

Columbiformes are widely distributed, found on all continents except Antarctica.

Classification

Orders in the Class of Aves

Cormorants (order)

Suliformes

Cranes (order)

Gruiformes

Cuckoo-roller (order)

Leptosomiformes

Cuckoos (order)

Cuculiformes

Ducks (order)

Anseriformes

Falcons (order)

Falconiformes

Flamingos (order)

Phoenicopteriformes

Grebes (order)

Podicipediformes

Hawks (order)

Accipitriformes

Hoopoes (order)

Bucerotiformes

Kiwis (order)

Apterygiformes

Loons (order)

Gaviiformes

Motmots (order)

Coraciiformes

Mousebirds (order)

Coliiformes

Ostriches (order)

Struthioniformes

Owls (order)

Strigiformes

Penguins (order)

Sphenisciformes

Perching Birds (order)

Passeriformes

Rheas (order)

Rheiformes

Storks (order)

Ciconiiformes

Tinamous (order)

Tinamiformes

Trogons (order)

Trogoniformes

Tropicbirds (order)

Phaethontiformes

Tube-nosed Swimmers (order)

Procellariiformes

Woodpeckers (order)

Piciformes

External Links

Columbiformes – Wikipedia