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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes


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Order Columbiformes


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The order Columbiformes contains 300 species of doves and pigeons that span all the continents except Antarctica. The name comes from the Latin word columba, meaning "dove". Members of this order vary in social habits, with some being solitaryWhat does solitary mean? and others quite gregariousWhat does gregarious mean?. Males and females are about the same size, and the females lay between 1 and 3 eggs.
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