Columbidae is a family of birds that includes doves and pigeons. They are medium-sized birds with a small head, short legs, and a rounded body. They have a short, stout bill and a small, rounded head. Columbidae have a wide range of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and urban areas. They typically live for up to 15 years and their current population is estimated to be around 308 million.
Name Origin: The Columbidae family of birds is named after the Latin word for dove, columba. This family includes doves, pigeons, and other similar birds. The name was first used by Carl Linnaeus in his Systema Naturae in 1758.
Related Species: Streptopelia, Geopelia, Treron, Gallicolumba, Ducula, Oena, Macropygia